California wildfires force nearly 250,000 from homes

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October 22, 2007 19:42

Wildfires fanned by fierce desert winds forced the evacuations of nearly 250,000 people Monday in San Diego County, including hundreds who were being moved by school bus and ambulance from a hospital and nursing homes. More than a dozen wildfires had engulfed Southern California, killing at least one person, injuring dozens more and threatening scores of structures.


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