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Fires Looks Suspicious, Officials Looking for Public's Help
AP Photo/Mike Meadows
Officials at a press conference say that many of the fires igniting across the region, including the original Marek/Little Tujunga Fire, look suspicious and are still under investigation. Fire and police are asking for any suspicious activity to be reported to police (license plate numbers are especially helpful).
The Marek Fire began on Sunday morning around 2:00 a.m., has burned 3700 acres and was downgraded from 20% to 5% contained. 1200 people in 400 homes have been evacuated with one home and dozens of mobile homes destroyed. One person has died.
The Porter Ranch Fire officially dubbed the Sesnon Fire (named after the street) that began on Oat Mountain was first reported around 10:30 a.m. and has already burned 750 acres closing in within a mile of homes, according to TV news reports. Both mandatory and voluntary evacuations have been reported. Another fatality was reported on the 118 freeway, where lanes are closed, due to a car crash. It is unknown if the crash was an indirect result of the fire and smoke.
A fire in San Bernardino that began around 10:22 a.m. has shut down parts of the 215 freeway.
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