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In Wildfires, Following Orders Can Save Your Life

La Opinin, Posted: Sep 02, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- After three days of raging fires in Southern California, an editorial in La Opinin that advises Angelenos to follow the authorities recommendations. Thousands of people whose homes were in the path of the flames have been evacuated. Los Angeles is under a cloud of smoke, editors write, and locals are advised to limit their outdoor activities to avoid further damage from air pollution. Emergencies like this are a wake-up call to the importance of following official instructions, editors write. La Opinin notes that residents who have suffered burns and other injuries are those who failed to follow evacuation orders.

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