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Causes found in San Bernardino blazes

October 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Investigators have determined the causes of three wildfires that raged in the San Bernardino area this week.The two most destructive of the fires, which occurred along Interstate 215, was blamed on embers from an earlier blaze. Fire officials say embers were likely in a palm tree.

That earlier blaze was started hours before, also along I-215, due to a discarded cigarette.

Finally, officials determined that the fire that burned 136 acres on Little Mountain had been deliberately set in two locations.


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