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L.A. officials tour fire zones, urge residents to prepare

Jul 30, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
As three brush fires ignite in northern L.A. County and two continue to burn in Kern County, L.A.'s mayor and fire chief give the sprawling city a once-over.

Hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's disastrous Station fire, Los Angeles officials on Thursday took a helicopter tour of some of the region's most fire-prone areas and urged residents to take every precaution to protect their homes with brush clearing and other measures.