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Cali fires linked to Mexican drug org?

LOS ANGELES, California (Aug. 17) - A weeklong blaze that has charred more than 84,000 acres in southern California was started by a cooking fire in a drug trafficking operation, investigators said.

The La Brea fire originated at an illegal marijuana camp believed to be run by a Mexican drug organization, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit said in a news release Saturday night.

More than 2,000 firefighters are fighting the blaze, which is 35 percent contained, authorities said. Some homes around the Los Padres National Forest have been evacuated.

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Asked by tnmomofive at 5:34 PM on Aug. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Narcotics investigators have secured the area after working for the past month to eradicate marijuana operations in the remote and steep terrain, the release said.

    "It is also believed that the suspects are still within the San Rafael wilderness trying to leave the area on foot," officials said.
    Anyone with further information is urged to contact local law enforcement agencies.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:35 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Man, I bet the fire fighters are soooo stoned right about now.

    Answer by BEXi at 5:36 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Yet another reason to legalize it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • LOL Bexi

    anon yet another reason to get the illegals out of our country

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:14 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Wow I have family there, hopefully they keep it contained and get it put out

    Answer by Red_Mama0723 at 7:44 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • anon yet another reason to get the illegals out of our country

    Yes because only illegals sell drugs or start fireseye rolling


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:00 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Sweet-a-kins, nobody is saying illegals are the only ones selling drugs or starting fires, BUT most of us think we have enough home-grown nut jobs and criminals without importing more from another country.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 8:12 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • thank you pagan

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:14 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • wth does this story have to do with undocumented immigrants tnm? Nothing from what YOU posted. Blame game, as usual.


    Answer by SRiveroC at 8:36 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • last i heard it was 60% contained. and that it probably had something to do with illegal pot farmers. authorities are still looking for the suspiecious van that left the area after the fire started. and why is LA reporting it? its up near where i live not 200 odd miles south. lol

    Answer by Fushithedruid at 10:36 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

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