The Chaparralian

Lewis, Judith
February 2008
High Country News;2/4/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p8
The article talks on the forest fire that hits in Santa Ana, California. Accordingly, the fire easily blow up due to the country's rich Chaparralian forests. Chaparralian are shrubs that burns fast that it leaves only scorched earth behind. Various reports reveal that the conflagration has created many fires that one of these, the Witch fire, named after the local creek, has devoured part of Richard W. Halsey's house. Moreover, due to the larged destruction brought about by the forest fire, California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneger has to update his tally.


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