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CA wildfire kills 3

A wildfire in southern California killed three firefighters Thursday and stranded up to 400 people.

BY HEATHER MOYER | RIVERSIDE, Calif. | October 26, 2006

A wildfire in southern California killed three firefighters Thursday and stranded up to 400 people.

In southern California, a fast-moving fire killed the firefighters after engulfing their fire engine. Two others were seriously burned. The firefighters were battling a blaze that has already prompted the evacuation of 100 homes in Cabazon and has now stranded several hundred people at an RV park.

The blaze started early Thursday morning and has already spread to cover 4,500 acres in Riverside County. High winds are helping the wildfire continue to spread. The area affected is about 90 miles east of Los Angeles.

Evacuated residents are staying at a nearby community center.

In northern California, some residents in Napa Valley are out of their homes due to a smaller wildfire that broke out late Wednesday. High winds are also fanning those flames closer to a country club and some resorts.


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