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A house destroyed by the San Diego's Witch Fire. A chimney and some palm trees remain.

San Diego wildfires: The Witch Fire devastation in the community of Rancho Bernardo


Here's some info about the fire:


Witch Fire

Witch Creek Area East of Ramona

San Diego County


This fire has burned 197,990 acres and is 90 percent contained. Full containment is expected on October 30. The Witch Fire has joined the Poomacha fire in the north. Residents are being allowed re-entry into to area.


1,040 homes and 414 outbuildings have been destroyed. 70 homes and 25 outbuildings have been damaged. Additionally, 239 vehicles have been destroyed.


2,313 firefighters are assigned to this incident under unified command. There have been 38 injuries to firefighters, and two civilian fatalities. The estimated cost of this fire to date is $13 million.

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Taken on October 28, 2007