Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More than 346,000 California homes evacuated

SAN DIEGO — More than 346,000 homes in San Diego have been ordered evacuated after a dozen wildfires continued their relentless assault on Southern California, displacing more than a half million people, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses, and forcing federal officials to assist firefighting efforts.

In San Diego County alone, 513,000 people have evacuated, according to county spokesman Luis Monteagudo.

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