Entries by John Fiske

Erskine Fire Kern County

At about 4:00 pm on June 23, 2016, an aggressive fire exploded near Lake Isabella in Kern County.  Dubbed the Erskine Fire, up to 80 homes were destroyed within the first 4 hours of it burning with 2,500 acres being consumed. With unseasonably hot and dry conditions, firefighters are certain to be working tirelessly through […]

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River Water Contamination

Animas River fouled by 1 million gallons of contaminated mine water On August 5, 2015, the Animas River was contaminated with heavy, toxic metals such as lead and arsenic after the U.S. EPA mishandled a cleanup effort at the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado. The Animas River runs throughout Colorado and into New Mexico, […]

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Magnolia Elementary School Lawsuit

  On Friday, May 29, 2015, Gomez Trial Attorneys and Baron & Budd filed a class action lawsuit against Ametek, Inc. for contaminating the groundwater beneath Magnolia Elementary School in the Cajon Valley School District. On Monday, June 1, the Cajon Valley School Board voted unanimously to close Magnolia Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year […]

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Monsanto PCB Contamination

John Gomez and John Fiske represent cities in suits against Monsanto, which created, manufactured, distributed, and sold a dangerous chemical known as Polychlorinated Biphenyls or PCBs. PCBs were banned by Congress in 1979, but their widespread application prior to their ban caused global contamination. PCBs are toxic, carcinogenic chemicals once used in industrial and commercial […]

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Chariot Wildfire

On July 8, 2013, the Chariot wildfire raged through the Al Bahr Shrine Camp destroying 150 structures, devastating the Al Bahr Campground, infrastructure, and community. The fire originated from the desert floor near Butterfield Ranch and blazed through a chimney canyon before reaching the Al Bahr Campground, located in Mount Laguna in the Cleveland National […]