What's Fueling the Telegraph Fire?

July 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Firefighters say a big reason the fire is spreading so fast is that there hasn't been a big fire in the area for 20 years.Back in 1988, firefighters said the growing number of new homes in the area was cause for concern and they lost at least one home to this fire.

But since then, fire seasons have been relatively calm, leaving bushes and shrubs to grow thicker. That left a lot of burnable material for this year's fire.

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