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Silver fire: Homes destroyed,
5,000 acres burned, firefighter hurt

Los Angeles Times, by Jason Wells, Ari Bloomekatz

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/7/2013 10:39:01 PM

A fast-moving brush fire in Riverside County burned through at least 5,000 acres in less than four hours Wednesday, and destroyed an undetermined number of buildings and homes. The Silver fire began shortly after 2 p.m. around Poppet Flats Road near Highway 243, south of Banning. CalFire reported "multiple structures involved" in Twin Pines, and television footage showed other homes and buildings on fire in nearby Poppet Flats. Mandatory evacuations were in place for the communities of Poppet Flats, Twin Pines and Silent Valley. Highway 243 was closed

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/8/2013 12:12:21 AM     (No. 9463641)

Our thoughts and prayers go to all involved.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/8/2013 6:55:23 AM     (No. 9463838)

Didja ever notice how the increasing number of forest fires is in direct proportion to the increasing number of environ mentalists who refuse to allow thinning of forests? Seems like the bulk of these occur in liberal bastions such as California and its little sister, Colorado.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/8/2013 9:01:12 AM     (No. 9464047)

Thank your national eco-terrorists for all these fires because they refuse to clean out the forest undergrowth and dead wood.

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