Skip to comments.Officials: Arson suspected in wildfire near Irvine
Posted on 10/22/2007 8:22:13 AM PDT by ROP_RIP
A wildfire that has swept through 8,800 acres of dry wilderness near Irvine was believed to be intentionally set, firefighters announced this morning as they prepared for another fierce day of wind and heat.
The fire was 30 percent contained this morning, fire officials said
Firefighters have found at least three separate places that were lighted near Santiago Canyon Road, east of Irvine Lake, Orange County Fire Authority Chief Chip Prather said at an early-morning news conference. The fire, pushed along by hellish Santa Ana winds, exploded in size overnight, but firefighters were able to block it from moving toward Irvine.
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But, 11 fires in a single day? And now we know at least one was deliberately set in THREE locations by a very determined party? Something is not right here.
I certainly hope they're keeping a close eye on the local mosques to see if there is evidence of involvement.
I don't know the number, but have seen some interesting figures on the number of wildfires set by firefighters - it's pretty embarassing so publicity is limited, but it's pretty shockingly high.
Same with house fires. This is especially true of volunteer firefighters.
“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” — Ian Fleming
"Whoever did this knew what they were doing," he said.
Given that Ahnold is pulling the NG from the border to help with the fires. I’d wager that illegals are lighting them to help out their amigos in getting through.
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