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Gov. Schwarzenegger Visits Steele Canyon Shelter

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to San Diego last night. The governor visited Steele Canyon shelter and KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare was there.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Visits Steele Canyon Shelter

(Photo: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger touring the Steele Canyon School Evacuation Center and visiting with evacuees. Governor's press office )

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to San Diego last night. The governor visited Steele Canyon shelter and KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare was there.

The governor assured Harris Fire victims that this disaster won't be another Hurricane Katrina.

Schwarzenegger: Previous disasters, as you know, there were tremendous failures that were displayed. We are trying to learn from that... from those previous disasters. From the mistakes that were made. We are pulling together. People are happy here. They get their food. People who have been displaced, we find shelters for them. 

The governor was greeted with cheers when he arrived at the shelter. Fire victims crowded him for autographs. 

Evacuees and firefighters say the visit boosted morale.

The governor thanked the firefighters and police officers. A handful of East County politicians echoed those sentiments and then congratulated themselves on their teamwork. 

Before the governor left, he promised to support fire victims as they enter the recovery phase. Among other things, Schwarzenegger vowed to fight insurance fraud.

Nearby, the Harris Fire continued to rage through the night.

Nicole Lozare, KPBS News.

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