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Day: October 1, 2005

Fire Crews Save Hundreds of Homes

Fire Crews Save Hundreds of Homes

23,000 acres were lost to wildfire in the Verdugo Mountains near Burbank, California. The fire started Wednesday and spread quickly. Winds whipped up flames as they swallowed up brush and trees. The landscape was pretty dry as it normally is at the end of Summer. Hundreds of homes were in danger. However, only two homes were lost and there were only six minor injuries–thanks to the brilliant work of the Los Angeles Fire Department. There were fears that the another…

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Snow Day in San Francisco?

Snow Day in San Francisco?

Well, they finally pulled it off. Snow in San Francisco. That’s almost as likely as hell freezing over! What brought snow to the foggy city by the bay? 20 skiers and snowboarders, that’s who! The event took place on Fillmore Street in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. It’s one of the steepest streets in the city. 4,000 feet of snow was brought in by truck and another 6,000 was made within the city. The ski jump was created…

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