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Latest on Southern California wildfires

November 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Get the latest on the wildfires burning in Southern California.SAYRE FIRE

The Sayre Fire is 98 percent contained by Thursday morning, burning 11,262 acres and destroying more than 600 structures. The fire is currently burning away from homes. All mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in Sylmar. Residents of the Oakridge Mobile Home Park were given open access to the site Tuesday. Officials said 484 of the more than 600 mobile homes at the park burned to the ground. Police are trying to account for all evacuees from the mobile home park, and are concerned by the large number of residents who have not contacted them. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Los Angeles Fire Dept. -- Sayre Wildland Fire

FREEWAY COMPLEX FIRE

The Freeway Complex Fire was 100 percent contained by Wednesday afternoon. The fire scorched more than 30,000 acres and damaged or destroyed 259 residences across Brea, Yorba Linda, Anaheim/Anaheim Hills and Corona. All evacuation orders were lifted for Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Brea and Chino Hills. About 3,800 state, county and city firefighters battled the blaze, and 13 firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling the fire. Investigators believe the fire may have been caused by a vehicle's exhaust equipment.
Orange County Fire Authority -- Freeway Complex Fire

TEA FIRE

A fire that broke out in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara County on Thursday night is now fully contained. The Tea Fire burned 1,940 acres and damaged or destroyed 200 homes. Officials announced on Tuesday that the fire was 100 percent contained. Officials had labeled the cause of the fire as "human-caused," and confirmed Tuesday evening that the fire was caused accidentally by a group that built a bonfire. There's been no word on whether that group will be charged for the fire.
Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. -- Tea Fire

ABC7 holds fundraiser for fire victims

ABC7 teamed up with KLOS, KABC Radio, and the American Red Cross to raise funds to help the victims of the devastating wildfires. The fundraiser was held at the Honda Center in Anaheim and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena all day on Tuesday.

Donations will still be accepted by mailing a check to:
ABC7
P.O. Box 5967
Glendale, CA 91221

Checks should be made payable to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.


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