New Fire Map

 Posted by on 29 October 2003 at 9:35 am  Uncategorized
Oct 292003

This morning’s fire map doesn’t look good:

The news isn’t so great either:

Fire crews exhausted by three days of battle were pulled back.

“There’s really no way to stop this fire from getting up to Julian,” said Rich Hawkins, a U.S. Forest Service fire chief. Reinforcements were sent out, but Hawkins said he needed twice as many.

“They’re so fatigued that despite the fact the fire perimeter might become much larger, we’re not willing to let the firefighters continue any further,” he said.

Ten miles south of Julian, about 90 percent of homes were destroyed in Cuyamaca, a lakeside town of about 160 residents, said Chief Bill Clayton of the California Department of Forestry.

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