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Slide fire acreage increases overnight

October 26, 2007 | 10:29 am

Sann Bernardino officials at the Rim of the World command center reported at 8 a.m. that the Slide fire has increased from 11,675 acres burned to 13,378.

"Fire perimeter containment efforts are slow due to rough terrain, heavy vegetation and high-density residential properties intermixed with bug-killed timber," fire officials said.

The Slide fire is only 15% contained, with 1,359 firefighters on scene and 10,000 homes threatened. More structures were reported destroyed, raising the number to more than 200. Officials are waiting to release a number and location on the structures, mainly homes, destroyed.

--Francisco Vara-Orta