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October 27, 2003 | Tony Perry and Geoffrey Mohan, Times Staff Writers
Fires that roared up with no warning and bore down with no mercy trapped victims along narrow canyon roads in San Diego County early Sunday, killing some in their vehicles while others died as they tried to run away. Of the 11 dead, at least two were children who were with their parents as they tried to escape the flames, said San Diego County officials. The blaze, known as the Cedar fire, hit the semirural area around Ramona, about 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, shortly after 3 a.m.
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August 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A two-alarm fire swept through a Miramar waterproofing company and auto body shop late Wednesday, causing an undetermined amount of damage. Eleven fire companies fought the blaze before it was contained about 9:25 p.m. The fire broke out at 8:10 p.m. in the offices of Magnesite Specialties Inc., a waterproofing company at 8686 Commerce Ave. The building also contains a small auto body shop, where firefighters believe the fire began.
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March 26, 1992
A passer-by who spotted smoke gave firefighters a head start against a Wednesday morning fire that threatened a neighborhood gymnasium, San Diego Fire Department spokesman Rick Valdes said. When fire units arrived at the park at the Memorial Park and Center recreation facility at 2902 Marcy Ave., they found the conference room next to the gymnasium on fire. There were no injuries, but investigators found vandalism and say the fire was intentionally set about 5 a.m. Wednesday.
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November 30, 1992
Half a million dollars worth of human skin and blood burned in a grisly but minor fire at a La Jolla laboratory Sunday afternoon, fire officials said. The skin and blood, used in biotechnical research by IDEC Pharmaceuticals in the 11000 block of North Torrey Pines Road, was destroyed by a blaze that broke out when a motor failed in a lab refrigeration unit, according to fire officials. About 50 firefighters responded to the 4:45 p.m. blaze and extinguished it by 5 p.m.
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April 14, 1991
A collision of a tanker truck carrying diesel fuel, a car and a camper on southbound Interstate 5 near Del Mar Heights Road on Saturday sent five people to San Diego hospitals. The names of the victims and their conditions were not available late Saturday. A San Diego Fire Department spokesman said that the semi overturned, spilling about 40 gallons of fuel, and the car burst into flames on impact.
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