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July 12, 2012
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Rough times for south county

Topaz Ranch Estates residents have had a rough couple of months this year.

In May a controlled burn reignited and set the community on fire taking two homes, a dozen other structures and scores of vehicles with it.

On Sunday a roughly 50-year-old section of 8-inch water main gave out, which prompted a cascade of issues leading to the state warning residents not to drink their water for two days.

Unfortunately that warning was late in coming, since about half the residents didn't get the message for several hours thanks to a glitch in the Reverse 911 system that listed …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 12, 2012 05:49PM Published Jul 12, 2012 05:48PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.