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  • Saturday, November 15, 2008

     

    6,000 acres burned in Freeway Complex Fire

    Burning since 9:00 am Saturday morning November 15th, the Freeway Complex Fire in Orange County has burned 6,000 acres whipped by winds reaching 50 mph. Reports are that 12,000 people have been ordered evacuated. Anaheim shelters report that about 300 people are in the Red Cross shelters. Eighteen structures including 50-60 apartments in the 250 Anaheim Hills Cascade Apartment Commmunity.

    The fire is only 5% contained as dry winds have died down to 12 mph and the humidity has increased slightly in the night air. Sunday is expected to be another hot dry day with winds again expected, but not as strong as on Saturday in the fire areas. Over 1200 fire fighters are battling the fire with 6 confirmed minor fire fighter injuries.

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