Tuesday, June 24, 2008

California Wine Country in Fire Zone

Napa Valley is in the center of a very serious fire situation and nearly 800 firefighters are battling this blaze:

Moments later, atop state fire official standing at Schwarzenegger's side offered a grim update: The figure was actually 842 fires, said Del Walters, assistant regional chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. All but a couple were in the northern part of the state.

"This is an unprecedented lightning storm in California, that it lasted as long as it did, 5,000 to 6,000 lightning strikes," Walters said. "We are finding fires all the time."

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