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Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Diego County

Photo credit: Cal Fire

Firefighters battle the Jennings fire near Interstate 8 and Old Highway 80 in Lakeside, July 11, 2017.

Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Diego County

GUEST:

Tony Mecham, chief, Cal Fire's San Diego Unit and San Diego County Fire Authority

Transcript

Just over a week ago, the Jennings fire in San Diego's East County led to an evacuation order for residents of threatened homes and shut down a portion of Interstate 8.

The fire was extinguished after burning 400 acres. No injuries or structural damages resulted from the fire.

Authorities are concerned the Jennings Fire may be the beginning of a difficult fire season in San Diego County.

Tony Mecham, Cal Fire's San Diego Unit chief and the San Diego County Fire Authority chief, joined Midday Edition on Thursday to talk about those concerns and what is being done to prepare.

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