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Lawmakers pose questions to fire officials


Last updated 12/13/2007 at Noon

Probing questions surfaced at a legislative summit last week over whether reinforcements – by ground or by air – could have moved faster to fight wildfires that gripped Fallbrook and other San Diego County communities in October.

The breezy conference rooms set against green hillsides offered a laid-back setting for the summit held by the legislature’s Rural Fire Protection Working Group. But the warm winds and drying vegetation – conditions in which wildfire can travel at eight mph and scorch an acre a minute – drew a wary eye from summit participants.

To reach the workshop, ma...

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