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Big Sur Evacuated as Wildfires Race to the California Coast

Big Sur Evacuated as Wildfires Race to the California Coast

SACRAMENTO, California, July 2, 2008 (ENS) – A new mandatory evacuation order has been issued for the entire scenic town of Big Sur on the central California coast as wildfire jumped a fire line today and now advances toward the town. The evacuation order applies to about 850 residents who live in a 10 mile…

Lightning Ignites Hundreds of California Wildfires

Lightning Ignites Hundreds of California Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, California, June 24, 2008 (ENS) – Hundreds of strike teams with fire engines and 4,300 firefighters from local agencies have been dispatched across northern and central California to do battle with more than 800 wildfires. Conditions of summer rain, wind and lightning along mountains and deserts over the last few days have caused hundreds…