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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Santa Ana Winds Stoke Ontario Mulch Fire Hampered Fight #CAFire

Gusting Winds Hamper Ontario Green waste Mulch Pile Fire


Ontario Firefighters battled a stubborn fire fueled by strong Santa Ana winds on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.
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Update 0700 1-25: The where the fire started lost a small hay barn and two small sheds, It was still burning at 7 a.m., though winds had died down and firefighters had contained the fire, according to Ontario Fire Department deputy chief Mike Pelletier.
Start: 1-24 9:15 p.m
Location: Ontario green waste mulching and processing facility in the area of Chino and Grove avenues, an agricultural side of the city.
Weather: Santa Ana winds gusting up to 30 mph
Smoke: Smoke plume has as far as 20 miles away in Brea.
Structure Losses: Small hay barn and two small sheds, Ontario Police Department officials said.




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