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Roundtable: Fewer Fire Engines; More Opera Intrigue; Scarce Ensenada Water

April 4
Midday Edition
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San Diego Fire & Rescue has 32 reserve engines in case of a major wildfire, but only three of them are ready to roll. The intrigue surrounding the San Diego Opera's demise is somewhat, um, operatic. Ensenada is facing a water shortage.

Congress Studies New Way To Fund Massive Wildfires

March 17
Associated Press
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A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires.

Brush Fire In East County San Diego Shuts Down Freeway For 2 Hours

March 8
By City News Service
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A stretch of Interstate 8 in East County was shut down for two hours as a 75-acre brush fire burned along the freeway east of Pine Valley, authorities said

CHP Calls Chula Vista Firefighter's Arrest At Crash Scene 'Unfortunate Incident'

Feb. 5
By City News Service and 10News.com
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Authorities sought Wednesday to determine what led a California Highway Patrol officer to handcuff and briefly detain a firefighter at the scene of a South Bay freeway accident that injured several people.

New San Diego Fire Stations Break Ground

Jan. 23
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego County officials broke ground on a new fire station in Boulevard. The facility replaces an outdated fire station in the rural area.

Wildfire Preparedness In San Diego After The Driest Year On Record

Jan. 21
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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San Diego's very dry weather has already produced a rash of unusual winter wildfires across the state. Cal Fire talks about the increased fire danger.

Cal Fire Officials Set To Add More Personnel

Jan. 20
Max Pringle, Capital Public Radio
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Cal Fire officials are worried about additional wildfires and will add more personnel.

Red flag warning for San Diego valleys, mountains extended to Friday

Jan. 16
By KPBS
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The National Weather Service has extended the red flag warning for San Diego's inland valleys and mountains through 6 p.m. Friday due to low humidity and strong, gusty winds in the forecast.

San Diego Under Red Flag Warning Fourth Day In A Row

Jan. 16
By City News Service
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Strong Santa Ana winds and low humidity were expected in the inland valleys and mountains of San Diego County for the fourth consecutive day Thursday.

Alpine brush fire extinguished in 15 minutes

Jan. 15
By City News Service
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Flames began spreading off Browns and Oaks Owl roads in the Alpine area just before noon, and firefighters had the blaze under control within about 15 minutes.

Red flag warning issued for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains until Wednesday

Jan. 13
By City News Service
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The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the inland valleys and mountains until 6 p.m. Wednesday, saying sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 60 mph were likely.

Warm Weather, Low Humidity Raise Wildfire Risk In San Diego County

Jan. 11
By City News Service
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Gusty winds, warm weather and low relative humidity are expected to raise the risk of wildfires starting Monday in San Diego County's mountains and inland valleys, meteorologists said Saturday.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Dept. Taking Action At Schools After Team 10 Investigation Into Fire Alarms

Nov. 29
JW August /10News
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Following an investigation by KPBS media partner 10News on broken fire alarms in a San Diego school district, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is taking action.

Fire Chief Offers Tips To Keep San Diego Kitchens Safe This Holiday Season

Nov. 27
By KPBS
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Heartland Fire Chief Rick Sitta offers tips for San Diegans to keep safe while preparing holiday meals.

First San Diego County Inmates Transferred To State-Run Fire Camps

Nov. 9
City News Service
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The offenders left the Vista Detention Facility before dawn Friday en route to the training facilities in central California, according to county officials.

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