Fires Raging in Southern California Forces Amusement Park to Close

San Diego, CA – As of last Wednesday, May 14, 2014, firefighters responded to nearly three dozen fires and continue to fight eight working blazes in Southern California, seven of which are located in San Diego County. The fires, which in combination have burned over 10,000 acres, forced the evacuation of homes, university campuses, a nuclear power plant and one of the largest most active military bases in the United States. In addition, the wild fire forced the evacuation of the LegoLand amusement park and compelled park officials to shut down ride operations Wednesday of last week as well. 

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Firefighters were concerned that the wild fires would spread rapidly because in addition to the Santa Ana winds, they were expecting very low humidity, Cal Fire Incident Commander Ray Chaney stated Wednesday. “It does put us on edge,” Chaney mentioned referring to the weather forecast. “The weather is a very big concern for us.”

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Fires Raging in San Diego, CA

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer stated that they the city had crews fighting day and night to protect life and property. Firefighters, on early Wednesday focused on “mop-up operations,” Chaney further stated. The causes of all of the blazes in Southern California are under investigation. For the latest on all of the blazes and their statuses regarding containment, you can go to the following link:
California Fire Information Page

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