Wildfires in California destroy seven homes
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Dateline: California - 22 June 2005
Date: 06/23/2005 05:00 AM
Morongo Valley, California- 22 June, 2005
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An eleven-hundred-acre wildfire raced through the Southern California desert community of Morongo Valley on Tuesday, burning at least seven homes and threatening up to 700.
Fire officials say the blaze began when flames spread from a house fire in a "very inhabited area" about a hundred miles east of Los Angeles.
The fire, aided by temperatures topping 100 degrees (around 35 celcius) created flames up to 30 feet high. About 200 firefighters were on scene, supported by six airplanes and two helicopters.
But firefighters say most homeowners have managed to clear trees and brush away from their homes.
Winter rains have brought a bumper crop of high grass to the area.