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Sunday, November 16, 2008

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Evacuation: The Country Estates being evacuated now

An exclusive enclave of multi-million homes in Diamond Bar is being evacuated, according to officials at the Walnut Sheriff's substation.

The estates are home to rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and U.S. Rep Gary Miller as well as several other celebrities and sports figures. The Triangle Complex fire that has already jumped from one city to another in the hills between Anaheim, Corona and Chino has turned to the north Sunday morning, threatening homes in the Los Angeles County city of Diamond Bar.

Wind was driving fire west Saturday night, and threatened La Habra Heights
(and for that matter, all the way to Rose Hills). Overnight, wind died, geography took over, fire went NNE through Carbon Canyon "chimney", to Diamond Bar by Sunday morning.

The gated Country Estates community in Diamond Bar was the first section firefighters decided to evacuate and by Sunday afternoon, 1,400 Diamond Bar residents were told to evacuate as the blaze pushed toward multi-million dollar homes and a Boy Scouts camp.


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Source: Crime scene blog, CBS2

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