September 5th, 2011
08:50 PM ET

California fire threatens 800 homes

A fire caused by a plane crash threatened 800 homes or structures in Tehachapi, California, on Monday, with nearly 5,000 acres ablaze in rugged terrain, according to state and local officials.

Six hundred firefighters were on the scene trying to corral the 4,759-acre fire.

A relief center has been set up at Jacobsen Junior High School in Tehachapi for evacuees.

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  1. CLEARSKY

    600 FIREFIGHTERS/ 5000 ACERS/ 800 HOMES GONE DUE TO AIRCRAFT CRASHING: I SAY EVERYONE TRAINED TEACH CIVILIANS THE BASICS ON THE SPOT. COST LESS THAN TO REBUILD AND LESS WILL BE DESTROYED AND GIVE VOLUNTEERS SOMETHING FOR BRAVERY AND HARD WORK

    September 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anomic Office Drone

      Let's start the training now.

      Step 1: Turn off Caps Lock

      September 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CLEARSKY

    TRAINING TECHNIQUES NEED TO BE MODIFIED AND IMPLEMENTED BECAUSE WEATHER IS UNPREDICTABLE

    September 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gerard Depardieu

    perhaps I could help.

    September 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • gillian

      Funny dude. Nice touch. I literally laughed out loud

      September 6, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Yeddo

    Clearsky, dude, your capslock is stuck.

    September 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Yeddo

    Can't you un stuck it?

    September 5, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fernace

    Sorry to hear about this! Texas feels for y'all !!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. the prophet

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    our lives and much less the home we live in, let the
    Government run out. This is step one, not as a
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    September 6, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    If you blame all onthe govt, prophet, you could not write what you just wrote. Ok gloom and doom govt hater?

    September 6, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. s kel

    Oh and there would be no firefighters to contain those fires.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Zuriat

    It is amazing how so many of the oinlne marketing efforts can now be measured oinlne. Google amazes me with all of their analytics and such.

    March 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Becky

    That sounds scary. I hope nobody was hurt. I was just looking at New York new homes, too. Now I'll have to see that the homes I look at have all the right anti-fire precautions.

    June 1, 2012 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. jaym

    Nice post and site. this is amazing. thanks for sharing .

    December 11, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |