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Making a stand in Diamond Bar

November 16, 2008 | 11:00 am

Diamond Bar High School has been setup as an evacuation center, but authorities are throwing massive resources in the Diamond Bar area to prevent homes from burning.

Consider: 15 helicopters and 10 air tankers including a DC-10 are flying today, said Mary Ann Aldrich, a spokeswoman with CalFire.

Kathleen Henderson with the Riverside County office of emergency services said the fire was mainly moving in a westerly direction. The north end of the fire is currently at Tonner Canyon and is working north toward the 57 freeway. The south side is around Santiago and the Santa Ana River drainage. Winds are gusting up to 40 mph and erratic. Most of the firefighting is concentrated at the 57 freeway, Carbon Canyon and Chino Hills State Park.

— Andrew Blankstein

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