Monday, October 22, 2007

It looked like the end of the world

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"It was nuclear winter. It was like Armageddon. It looked like the end of the world."

How many homes did he and his crew see burn? "I lost count," he said.

North of San Diego, in Orange County, fire crews are trying desperately to keep the Santiago fire from consuming hundreds, possibly thousands, of homes in Foothill Ranch (photo). The Los Angeles Times has a dramatic photo of a dozen firefighters who were trapped temporarily on a burning ridge. They escaped unharmed.

The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has details, though the site says it is experiencing "technical difficulties."

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