Environment & Science

Orange County just approved a plan to build 340 houses in a high risk fire area

A fire tornado comes close to homes during the Corona Fire on November 15, 2008 in Yorba Linda, California. A new housing project was just approved for an area that burned during this fire.
A fire tornado comes close to homes during the Corona Fire on November 15, 2008 in Yorba Linda, California. A new housing project was just approved for an area that burned during this fire.
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A plan to build 340 new houses on a site that burned to the ground in a wildfire 10 years ago just passed the Orange County Board of Supervisors. 

(You can read more about why on Laist.com here).