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Authorities seek to warn Station fire victims about illegal contractors

September 16, 2009 |  7:00 am
State authorities will be fanning out this morning across areas charred by the huge Station fire, posting warning signs to alert homeowners about illegal contractors.

Investigators with the fraud team of the Contractors State License Board will be posting the signs and talking to residents.

"We do everything we can to make sure these homeowners aren't victimized a second time," said contractors board Registrar Steve Sands.

The agency offers advice on its Web page to help protect consumers from being victimized by unlicensed contractors.

-- Robert J. Lopez