Stories for October 25, 2007
One thousand forty-two. That's the latest tally of homes destroyed by the 2007 firestorm. That number isn't just a guess. It's the result of the tireless work of damage assessment teams. Men and women who venture into the burn zones not long after the fire passes through, to gather the grim data of destruction. Reporter Tamara Keith rode along with a damage assessment team today and has this story.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of looting and one for allegedly impersonating a firefighter in connection with this week's wildfires, the Sheriff's Department announced today.
The American Institute of Architects in San Diego is working with city and county officials to simplify the process of rebuilding communities devastated by the region's wildfires, officials said today.
Four charred bodies were found Thursday in an apparent migrant camp burned by one of the wildfires raging across Southern California, authorities said Thursday.
Wildfires continue to burn out of control in rural parts of San Diego County. The Harris fire in the southeast part of the county has officials worried about injuries. Firefighters are facing erratic winds while attempting to gain control of the Harris fire.
The arrest of six illegal immigrants at the Qualcomm Stadium evacuation site yesterday raises questions regarding how San Diego Police handle immigration issues. Civil rights activists are concerned police may be violating their own policy with respect to the Border Patrol. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
The military in San Diego is helping fight the fire from the air today. Alison St John has more on why air resources were not deployed earlier to help douse the flames.
Firefighters battling blazes throughout San Diego County are getting a break from the weather this afternoon. Calmer winds and cooler temperatures are helping, but there's still a long way to go.
Breathing problems and burns aren't the only health effects from this week's wildfires. Doctors say people with anxiety-related symptoms and other mental health issues are starting to show up in local emergency rooms. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
President Bush pledged additional federal aid today during his visit to fire-ravaged neighborhoods around San Diego. KQED's Rob Schmitz watched the president speak with evacuees at Qualcomm Stadium, and files this report.
More than 200 horses along with their owners were camping out on San Diego's man-made Fiesta Island this week because of the wildfires. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
From politicians to law enforcement personnel, we speak with people and agencies affected by October 2007 wildfires in San Diego.
Julian, population 2000, is no stranger to fire. Charles Scott, who owns the town bakery, recites a list of blazes that have destroyed parts of the town.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to San Diego last night. The governor visited Steele Canyon shelter and KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare was there.
For the past week we've heard from many adults who are coping with life at Qualcomm Stadium. Now we hear from some the kids there. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis spoke with a few of them and has this report.
There's a long list of Southern California crops and commodities potentially affected by wildfires and windstorms. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The vulnerable in San Diego have become more so as wildfires rage across the county. From the elderly to the poor to tens of thousands of immigrants both legal and undocumented. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.