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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2007 10:00 pm

SAN DIEGO - Walls of wind-whipped flames consumed hundreds of homes across tinder-dry Southern California on Tuesday, raising the number of people forced to flee the flames into the hundreds of thousands.

The blazes bedeviled firefighters as fires roared from mountain passes to the edges of the state's celebrated coastline, spreading so quickly that even hotels serving as temporary shelters for evacuees had to be evacuated. Two people have been killed.

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  • posted at 12:02 pm on Fri, Oct 26, 2007.


    The loss of a billion dollars worth of property is a bargain, really. Think about it; At the rate we waste money in Iraq, we could burn these houses down and rebuild them again three times a week, every week, for the past four years and then into the future indefinitely...

  • posted at 10:25 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2007.


    I am tired, I propose that Nor-Cal breaks all ties from So-Cal, and begin living the life we pay for...

  • posted at 3:34 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2007.


    Nice to see how compassionate and tolerant some liberals were by blaming "people that build houses in places they shouldn't, this isn't an act of God, this is an act of man." Jamie Lee Curtis. George Carlin, showing his respect for those who lost everything, "they put nature to the test, and they get what's comming to them". Liberal Democrat Harry Reid, "One reason we have fires in California is global warming." Can't get much more caring than that Senator.

  • posted at 11:24 am on Wed, Oct 24, 2007.


    Christy and Wade, take care of yourselves and come home safe!

  • posted at 5:53 am on Wed, Oct 24, 2007.


    This is a direct result of the disrespect of nature, continue to over build this will continue to occur..

    While I do not think that losing ones house is funny, how many times should SoCal be rebuilt???

  • posted at 7:41 pm on Tue, Oct 23, 2007.


    Get ready for another big, big insurance premium jump! I don't mind paying an extra thousand so someone can rebuild,(again) and live with an ocean or mountain view. WAKE UP California!! We should have law's like Oregon that state "if your ocean property is destroyed, that's it. You will need to build somewhere safer, but not on this spot again".

  • posted at 5:18 pm on Tue, Oct 23, 2007.


    You people are all idiots. (Chuck, I know!!, etc.) People lost their homes and you are joking about how it started. Would you be joking if it were YOUR home?

  • posted at 3:44 pm on Tue, Oct 23, 2007.


    Since this page seems to be blogged by nuts and nut cases, I am pleased to offer my nutty is because The Arnold Schwartzenzenegger wants your children indoctrinated into bestiality, transvestism, and homosexuality and perversions of all kinds. Someone had to be mad.....maybe mother nature ?? fire and brimstone.....nawwwwwww

  • posted at 1:16 pm on Tue, Oct 23, 2007.


    well if anyone needs a job! time to travel south!! they will need all this rebuilt...

  • posted at 11:33 am on Tue, Oct 23, 2007.


    this is caused by Hillary Clinton!

  • posted at 9:15 am on Tue, Oct 23, 2007.


    I heard on the noon news that FEMA was sending people. If they don't do any better than they did in New Orleans keep them home. Those people don't need anymore problems. Maybe they can send Bushes friend Brownie and he can do a heck of a job like he did in New Orleans.

  • posted at 5:14 am on Tue, Oct 23, 2007.


    its Bush`s fault!!!

  • posted at 4:53 am on Tue, Oct 23, 2007.


    lets blame this on global warming why dont we fires like this have been going on for hundreds of years if not more i like how hippies and gore fans blame everything on global warming its just fire season again thats all! oh wait lets blame it on bush

  • posted at 2:25 am on Tue, Oct 23, 2007.


    Doesn't this seem strangely reminiscent of the Greek fires a few months ago? How did all of these fires start in a 24 hour period? It wasn't global warming....



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