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August 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
Firefighters in California's Gold Rush country struggled Monday to catch up with a wind-driven blaze that chased more than 300 people from their homes, and Oregon fire crews turned their attention to new fires started by lightning. In the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada, more than 2,500 firefighters contained only 20% of a timber and brush fire that had covered more than 2,500 acres three miles east of the town of San Andreas, according to the California Department of Forestry.
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August 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
Firefighters in California's Gold Rush country struggled Monday to catch up with a wind-driven blaze that chased more than 300 people from their homes, and Oregon fire crews turned their attention to new fires started by lightning. In the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada, more than 2,500 firefighters contained only 20% of a timber and brush fire that had covered more than 2,500 acres three miles east of the town of San Andreas, according to the California Department of Forestry.
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December 23, 2007 | Joe Mozingo, Ted Rohrlich and Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writers
Before dawn on Oct. 22, the Witch fire stormed through the chaparral-covered hills of north San Diego County toward Ron and Carol Bedell's home. As they fled through smoke and ash to escape the flames, the couple from Poway were optimistic that their new multimillion-dollar home would survive. It had been built to the highest fire standards, with a slate roof and tempered windows. And the Bedells were careful to keep brush cleared to 150 feet. About 5 a.m.
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