California Fires Rage, Visible in Space

California Wildfires Pictures: Malibu Hills
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An air tanker drops fire retardant on homes in Fallbrook, California, on October 22, 2007.

The so-called Rice Fire has burned at least 1,500 acres (607 hectares) in the San Diego County town.

Five hundred homes have been lost in Fallbrook as of October 23, Holly Crawford of the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services told the Associated Press.

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