October 2007 California wildfires

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The October 2007 California wildfires, also known as the Fall 2007 California firestorm, were a series of about thirty wildfires (17 of which became major wildfires) that began igniting across Southern California on October 20.wikipedia
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2007 California wildfires

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These fires included the vast majority of the largest and deadliest wildfires of the 2007 California wildfire season.
Thirty of those wildfires were part of the Fall 2007 California firestorm, which burned approximately 972,147 acres (about 3,934 km², or 1,520 mi²) of land from Santa Barbara County to the U.S.–Mexico border.

Witch Fire

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The Witch Fire, also known as the Witch Creek Fire and the Witch–Guejito–Poomacha Complex Fire, was the second-largest wildfire of the 2007 California wildfire season, and the largest one of the October 2007 California wildfires.

Harris Fire

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The wildfire was the second-largest one of the October 2007 California wildfires, behind only the Witch Fire.

Santa Ana winds

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Major contributing factors to the extreme fire conditions were drought in Southern California, hot weather, and unusually strong Santa Ana winds, with gusts reaching 85 mph (140 km/h).
Wildfires fanned by Santa Ana winds burned 721,791 acre in two weeks during October 2003, and another 500000 acre in the October 2007 California wildfires.

San Diego

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The second largest, the Harris Fire, burned northwest from the U.S–Mexico border towards San Diego.
Wildfires four years later destroyed some areas, particularly within Rancho Bernardo, as well as the nearby communities of Rancho Santa Fe and Ramona.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Officials from the San Diego Wild Animal Park said that its more than 3,500 animals were safe staying in their enclosures where they were protected by the park's fire break and irrigated areas.
The California wildfires that officially started on October 21, 2007, burned 600 acre of native habitat preserved in the park and caused it to temporarily close.

Mission Hills High School

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Evacuation sites in San Diego County included Qualcomm Stadium, Escondido High School, Mission Hills High School, Poway High School, Mira Mesa Senior High School, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
During the California wildfires of October 2007, Mission Hills High School opened its campus on October 20 for evacuated refugees.

San Diego Country Estates, California

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The fire started in Witch Creek Canyon near Santa Ysabel, and quickly spread to San Diego Country Estates, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Poway and Escondido.
Also beginning near the Estates, the Witch Fire began October 21, 2007 and was part of a series of fires that ravaged Southern California.

Escondido High School

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Evacuation sites in San Diego County included Qualcomm Stadium, Escondido High School, Mission Hills High School, Poway High School, Mira Mesa Senior High School, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
During the California wildfires of October 2007, Escondido High School was an emergency shelter for evacuees, along with Mission Hills High School, Mission Hills Church, and Calvin Christian School.

Santiago Fire

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*The Santiago Fire began shortly before 5:55 p.m. on October 21, 2007 in the foothills north of Irvine and east of the city of Orange in Orange County.
The Santiago Fire was a wildfire located near Santiago Canyon in Orange County, California, U.S., and one of thirty California wildfires of October 2007.

Fallbrook, California

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*The Rice Canyon Fire started in the early morning of October 22, in the Rice Canyon near Fallbrook.
On October 21, 2007, wildfires broke out across San Diego county and other parts of Southern California.

Cedar Fire

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Officials feared that the fires could become even more destructive than the 2003 Cedar Fire that burned 280278 acre, destroyed 2,820 buildings (including 2,232 homes), and killed 15 people (including one firefighter) before being contained on November 3, 2003.

SDCCU Stadium

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Evacuation sites in San Diego County included Qualcomm Stadium, Escondido High School, Mission Hills High School, Poway High School, Mira Mesa Senior High School, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Evacuation sites included Qualcomm Stadium, as well as many schools, civic centers, and churches throughout the area.
During the Cedar Fire in October 2003 and the October 2007 California wildfires, the stadium served as an evacuation site for those living in affected areas.

Mike Aguirre

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San Diego city attorney Michael Aguirre, citing concerns over weather conditions and air quality, urged the city to consider a voluntary evacuation of the entire city.
In October 2007 the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that during the California wildfires of October 2007, he had called for an evacuation of the entire City of San Diego.

Martin JRM Mars

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One of the larger airtankers, the Martin Mars, sent through a private contract from its home in Port Alberni, British Columbia on October 25, landed on Lake Elsinore in Riverside County, California.
On 25 October 2007, the Hawaii Mars ("Redtail") arrived at Lake Elsinore in southern California, on a private contract, to assist with firefighting efforts at the California wildfires of October 2007.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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March Air Reserve Base was the primary staging area for relief supplies coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FEMA came under intense criticism when it was revealed that a press conference on the October 2007 California wildfires was staged.

Path 46

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On October 21, the Harris Fire damaged and disabled the Southwest Power Link, a 500,000-volt power line from Arizona to San Diego.
On October 21, 2007 the Harris Fire, part of the California wildfires of October 2007, damaged and disabled an extension of the North Gila-Imperial Valley 500 kV line that heads into San Diego.

Corral Fire

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reactivated the state of emergency on November 24, which was declared during the previous month wildfires to "...(provide) any needed resources to fight these fires or help those Californians who have been impacted."

2008 California wildfires

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By July 11, 2008, it was reported that a total of 793,483 acres (321,111 ha) was burned, a total exceeding the initial estimate of 510,000 acres (210,000 ha) burned by the October 2007 California wildfires.

December 2017 Southern California wildfires

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Wildfire

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The October 2007 California wildfires, also known as the Fall 2007 California firestorm, were a series of about thirty wildfires (17 of which became major wildfires) that began igniting across Southern California on October 20.