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Four firefighters are dead and another is fighting for his life combating the so-called " Esperanza Fire " in Southern California's Riverside County.

Arson Becomes Murder in Southern California's Esperanza Fire

Four firefighters are dead and another is fighting for his life combating the so-called " Esperanza Fire " in Southern California's Riverside County.

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