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San Diego firefighters host boot drive fundraiser

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Local firefighters gave drivers the boot Tuesday, and it was all for a good cause.

America's finest held a boot drive fundraiser at several major intersections Tuesday morning. This is the 14th year firefighters have raised money for the Burn Institute.

"This actually equates for about 20 percent of our annual budget that we get today. We have firefighters at over 100 different intersections and it's a collaboration effort with the fire service and SDG&E," a Burn Institute spokesman said.

The money goes to prevention, education and burn survivor support programs including Camp Beyond the Scars for kids from 5 to 17 who are recovering from burns.

Last year, they raised nearly $230,000. All of the money stays here in San Diego County.

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