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Oct 22, 2007 - Firestorm in the Mountains

Monday morning, October 22, I left for work at 5am. It was dark and I was unaware that seven miles away, a small spark started a fire that would change many people's lives. I drove to Rancho Cucamonga, about 45 miles away, for my normal shift. At 0930 hours, I was out driving and noticed a large plume of smoke coming from the mountains where I live. A quick trip back to the station allowed me to get updates and find out what was happening in Running Springs. The news was bad as two fires were burning, one in Lake Arrowhead and one north of...

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