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OH MY: California Reveals Shocking Cause of Devastating Wildfire

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Wildfires ravage southern California ever year. But some years are worse than others, and this was one of those years.

But the damage and loss of life caused by these fires becomes even more tragic when it was entirely preventable, or, in other words, was caused by human error.

One of the larger fires to hit southern California this year turns out to have been started, unintentionally, by homeless people cooking under a freeway overpass in Los Angeles.

What’s being called the Skirball fire burned over 400 acres, and damaged or destroyed a number of homes, including several in the elite Bel-Air neighborhood.

Regarding the cause of the fire, LA Councilman Paul Koretz issued a statement saying:

“This makes a tragic event even more tragic. The saddest thing is that we have so many homeless people. And they are everywhere in the city. And that sometimes causes serious problems.”

Other members of the city council said they had been warned and warning for years that the number of homeless people around the city presented a serious fire hazard.

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