Wildfires at a Glance

Published October 31, 2003

| Associated Press

Major California wildfires had spread across 749,319 acres by Friday, killed 20 people and destroyed more than 2,800 homes:

— CAMP PENDLETON, San Diego County: No deaths, 9,000 acres. Started Oct. 21 on the Marine base, cause under investigation. Contained.

— CEDAR FIRE, San Diego County: 14 people dead, 275,833 acres burned, 1,688 homes and 386 outbuildings destroyed. Death toll includes one firefighter. Started Oct. 25, apparently by lost hunter setting a signal fire. Air traffic nationwide was disrupted when flames forced evacuation of a Federal Aviation Administration control center. 65 percent contained.

— DULZURA FIRE, San Diego County: No deaths, 46,291 acres burned, one home, five outbuildings and 11 structures damaged. Started Oct. 26, cause under investigation. Contained. Briefly burned across border into Tijuana, Mexico.

— GRAND PRIX FIRE, San Bernardino County: No deaths, 52 homes destroyed, 91,207 acres. Started Oct. 21, blamed on arson. 85 percent contained.

— MOUNTAIN FIRE, Riverside County: No deaths, 21 homes destroyed, 9,742 acres. Started Oct. 26, cause under investigation. Contained.

— OLD FIRE, San Bernardino County: 4 people killed, 850 homes, 10 commercial buildings destroyed, 69,831 acres. Started Oct. 25, blamed on arson. 25 percent contained.

— PADUA FIRE, Los Angeles County: No deaths, 59 homes destroyed, 10,466 acres. Separated from Grand Prix fire in San Bernardino County. 95 percent contained.

— PARADISE FIRE, San Diego County: 2 people killed, 56,700 acres, 166 homes and 161 outbuildings destroyed. Started Oct. 26, cause under investigation. 30 percent contained.

— PIRU FIRE, Ventura County: No deaths, one home, six outbuildings and one commercial property destroyed, 63,719 acres. Started Oct. 23, cause under investigation. 40 percent contained.

— SIMI VALLEY, Ventura and Los Angeles counties: No deaths, 37 homes and 145 outbuildings destroyed, 107,590 acres. Started Oct. 25, cause under investigation. 70 percent contained.

— VERDALE FIRE, Los Angeles County: No deaths, 8,680 acres. Started Oct. 24, blamed on arson. Contained.

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