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Fire blazes dangerously close to Yucaipa

Monday, August 31st, 2009

By BOB OTTO / Yucaipa, CA

YUCAIPA, CA – The Oak Glen fire aka the Yucaipa Fire (since named the Pendleton Fire) burned its way southwest toward Yucaipa and came within 100 yards of Fremont Heights Mobile Home Park late Monday afternoon.

Air tankers and helicopters fought the blaze that started about 3 p.m. with fire retardant material and heavy water drops, but the fire continued to flare up and move southwest at a slow, but steady movement toward the mobile home park located at the edge of the foothills in east Yucaipa.

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