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The Corral Fire was a wildfire that burned from November 24 until November 27, 2007 in the Malibu Creek State Park.[1] The fire, which burned 4,901 acres (20 km2) of land, forced the evacuation of 10,000–14,000 residents in Los Angeles, and injured 7 firefighters.[3][1]

Corral Fire
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View from downtown Malibu during the afternoon of November 24
LocationMalibu Creek State Park, Los Angeles, California
Statistics[1][2]
CostUnknown
Date(s)November 24, 2007 (2007-11-24) – November 27, 2007 (2007-11-27)
Burned area4,901 acres (20 km2)
Buildings
destroyed
86

The fireEdit

The recurrence of powerful Santa Ana Winds fueled the fire upon its start on November 24 at 3:24 AM PST. The Corral Fire rapidly expanded, and soon destroyed over 80 structures, including 49 homes, with another 27 damaged.[3][4] Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reactivated the state of emergency on November 24, which was declared during the previous month wildfires to "...(provide) any needed resources to fight these fires or help those Californians who have been impacted."[5] During the morning of November 27, at 8:00 AM PST, the Corral Fire was reported to be 100% contained.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Corral Fire". CAL FIRE. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Large Fires 2007" (PDF). CAL FIRE. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Malibu Fire Claims 35 Homes, Forces 14,000 Evacuations". KNBC. KNBC.com. November 25, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
  4. ^ "California fire partly contained, winds die down". Dana Ford. Reuters. November 25, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
  5. ^ "Firefighters make progress against blaze near Malibu". CNN. CNN.com. November 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25.[dead link]