Southern California Wildfire: One of Fastest-Moving Fires in Area in 50 Years

Aug 9, 2013 7:40 AM

BEAUMONT, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say a 22-square-mile wildfire in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains has destroyed at least 26 homes and other structures, and the fire is still growing.

The blaze broke out Wednesday afternoon, and fire officials say it's been advancing with incredible speed.

More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the blaze 90 miles east of Los Angeles.


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