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Grass fire narrowly misses East Palo Alto homes

Original post made on Jul 18, 2012

A 10-acre grass fire in the baylands missed igniting homes in an East Palo Alto neighborhood by a matter of feet Tuesday evening. The two-alarm blaze burned two-foot-high oat grass and spread southeast over the top of a series of berms.

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Posted by Da'Shante
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Man, this some racist stuff! Why they gotta do stories on EPA fires but never did story on paly alto fires? When weill we get the acquality that we disserve?

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Posted by Sue Dremann
Palo Alto Weekly staff writer
on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

Sue Dremann is a registered user.

Hi Da'Shante. We frequently write about Palo Alto fires as well, including a couple that were recently set along Interstate 280 and fires behind Palo Alto High School.

Please do not think our reporting is racially motivated. It is just news, especially when people hear a lot of sirens and see helicopters overhead and they wonder what is going on.

We also write positive stories about East Palo Alto youth and programs, and we welcome any potential ideas for stories that show the community in a positive light.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Sue is definitely right. Also, there was a story *yesterday* in PA Online regarding the kitchen fire on Lytton.