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Wind-driven grass fire threatens homes in East Palo Alto

Original post made on Jul 3, 2020

A rapidly spreading vegetation fire caused the evacuation of homes in an East Palo Alto neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon after breaking out in a homeless encampment.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 2, 2020, 11:45 AM

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 3, 2020 at 2:06 pm

This is what, the 4th or 5th fire started at the homeless encampment in the last few months? Isn't it time to clear out the encampment as a danger to the community, or should we wait until homes are burned down or there is serious injury or loss of life. Offer these homeless a place to go or programs to help them get clean (Drug paraphernalia started the latest fire) but clear out this camp to keep the community safe.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jul 3, 2020 at 3:12 pm

Perhaps the Fire District could Red Tag the area as being uninhabitable and then let Menlo Park and EPA figure out where to put the displaced residents.

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