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Arson to blame for Banning wildfire

June 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Firefighters say arson is to blame for a wildfire that burned near a cemetery in the Banning area.The fire was spotted just after 1 a.m. Monday near San Gorgonio Avenue and Summit Drive.

At one point the fire threatened about a dozen homes. The homes were not damaged and no evacuations were ordered.

The fire burned about 30 acres of grass and brush. Luckily, the winds have been fairly light in the area and crews are now mopping up.

Investigators have not said how they determined the fire was arson.

 

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