10-31-2003, 02:24 AM #1
CA Firefighters face more than flames
Firefighters warned about armed residents in evacuated areas
(Julian, California-AP) -- Firefighters battling blazes that are
scorching Southern California have a new problem: armed residents.
Some people who've refused to evacuate are becoming frightened
by reports of looting, and are arming themselves.
One resident became alarmed after seeing people walking near his
property with flashlights. He waved a 45-caliber handgun in the
face of a visitor, who turned out to be a firefighter.
A spokesman for the Department of Forestry says that when people
in rural areas hear about looters, "they get nervous."
Firefighters have been told to be extra careful in dealing with
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10-31-2003, 06:03 AM #2
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what has this world come to? pointing guns at the only people around to help them? what is this? I can't even express my feelings twords this.
10-31-2003, 10:27 AM #3
omg. thats scaryJaime
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10-31-2003, 10:52 AM #4
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OMG! As if the firefighters aren't already facing enough danger grrrrrrr
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