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Avalon City Councilman Scott Nelson said: ‘We’ve lost five or six small businesses in Falls Canyon and a construction company building in Birdpark Canyon.’ He also said that evacuees who took refuge in the casino, which is without power, have been moved to another location.
Nelson said about 100 firefighters were battling the blaze and that another 200 new recruits, arriving by hovercraft and Marine helicopters, were bedding down at the airport to work the day shift in the morning. Catalina Express was also running extra boats through the night to take people off the island.
-Louis Sahagun in Avalon