California Fire, Progress, Winds Decrease, Arson, 4 Bodies Found

Arsonist left clues, fire chief says
One of the larger fires in Southern California was deliberately started in two places along a little-traveled road by someone with apparent knowledge of arson, the county’s top fire official said Thursday. But he added evidence was left at the scene…READ MORE

The number of deaths attributed directly to the fires grew to seven Thursday, after the charred bodies of four people believed to be illegal immigrants were found in a canyon east of San Diego… READ MORE

President Bush stands amid the rubble as he hugs Kendra Jeffcoat, whose home was destroyed by wildfires, around San Diego, California October 25, 2007. At right is Kendra’s husband Jay. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

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Suspected CA Wildfire Arsonist Killed While Fleeing Police – The San Bernardino County coroner says the man was 27-year-old Russell Lane Daves of Topock, a small town along the Arizona-Nevada border. Daves was shot Tuesday night following a chase that ended when he backed his car into a police cruiser and an officer opened fire.

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