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Children May Have Been Involved in San Bernardino Brush Fire

Wednesday was a busy day for firefighters. According to the San Bernardino Fire Department, there were seven fires just in their city alone.

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    Homes were evacuated after a brush fire broke out in San Bernardino – one of several blazes in the area on the day. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

    San Bernardino arson investigators are looking into the possibility that elementary school children were involved in the five-acre brush fire that threatened six homes Wednesday night.

    The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. and homes on Edgerton Drive were quickly evacuated. The fire was contained by 10 p.m. and residents were returning to their home as of 11 p.m.

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    Four battalion chiefs and 23 fire engines were on hand just in case winds had picked up and caused the fire to further spread.

    Arson investigators were on scene late Wednesday night.

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    "At point, (the fire is) under investigation, but our arson investigators are on scene trying to determine that, but we did get numerous reports of children seen running away from the area of origin," Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke said.

    Wednesday was a busy day for firefighters. According to the San Bernardino Fire Department, there were seven fires just in their city alone, and they expect Thursday to be a dangerous day as well, given the hot temperatures and low humidity.

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