Rome is Burning: California on Fire

http://www.sfgate.com/maps/fires2008/

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/baycitynews/roundup.DTL&hw=fires&sn=001&sc=1000

Two of the largest fires burning in the Bay Area are the Indians Fire, west of King City, and the Basin Complex Fire near Los Padres National Forest.

The Basin Fire Complex has consumed 26,981 acres and was around 3 percent contained as of 8 a.m. Saturday. Sixteen residences and two outbuildings have been damaged or destroyed, and 575 structures remain threatened. On Saturday 816 firefighters were reportedly battling the blaze.

The Indians Fire has burned about 59,790 acres and has cost $36.1 million. It is 80 percent contained. Sixteen firefighters have been injured. Two residences and 13 outbuildings have been destroyed and 422 residences, four commercial buildings and 140 outbuildings remain threatened.

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