Oct 28, 6:09 AM EST

California Wildfires at a Glance: Began On October 25

The Desert Sun

By The Associated Press

Major California wildfires:

-CEDAR FIRE, San Diego County: 11 people dead, 206,664 acres burned, 528 homes destroyed. Started Oct. 25, apparently by lost hunter setting a signal fire. Air traffic nationwide was disrupted when flames forced evacuation of a Federal Aviation Administration control center. No containment.

-DULZURA FIRE, San Diego County: No deaths, 45,291 acres burned. Started Oct. 26, cause under investigation. 17 percent contained. Briefly burned across border into Tijuana, Mexico.

-PARADISE FIRE, San Diego County: 2 people killed, 57 homes destroyed, 30,000 acres. Started Oct. 26, cause under investigation. 15 percent contained.

-GRAND PRIX FIRE, San Bernardino County: No deaths, 77 homes destroyed, 56,474 acres. Started Oct. 21, blamed on arson. 25 percent contained.

-OLD FIRE, San Bernardino County: 2 people killed, 450 homes destroyed, 26,000 acres. Started Oct. 25, blamed on arson. 10 percent contained.

-SIMI VALLEY, Ventura County: No deaths, 13 homes destroyed, 90,000 acres. Started Oct. 25, cause under investigation. 5 percent contained. Blaze moved past Ronald Reagan Library without causing damage.

-VERDALE FIRE, Los Angeles County: No deaths, 9,000 acres. Started Oct. 24, blamed on arson. 85 percent contained.

-CAMP PENDLETON, San Diego County: No deaths, 8,500 acres. Started Oct. 21 on the Marine base, cause under investigation. Contained.

-PIRU FIRE, Ventura County: No deaths, 29,324 acres. Started Oct. 23, cause under investigation. 10 percent contained. Damaged small corner of Sespe Wilderness and Sespe Condor Sanctuary, but no condors are currently in the refuge.

-MOUNTAIN FIRE, Riverside County: No deaths, nine homes destroyed, 10,000 acres. Started Oct. 26, cause under investigation. 55 percent contained.


Source: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and local fire officials.

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