Lawsuit filed against waste collector for deadly blaze in Calimesa

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Attorneys representing victims of the Sandalwood Fire in Calimesa announced today they are suing the waste collection company whose driver dumped a burning load in the middle of a Santa Ana windstorm, leading to the roughly 1,000-acre blaze that destroyed a mobile home park and killed two of its residents. "The Sandalwood Fire devastated the Calimesa community,'' said attorney Josh Swigart, who along with lawyers from the firm Spreter & Petiprin are spearheading the civil action filed Tuesday in Riverside County Superior Court against Stanton-based CR&R. "On behalf of our clients and other survivors, we are committed to obtaining maximum recovery for them and holding CR&R responsible,'' he said. "This includes changing their business practices to ensure they
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