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July 2014 San Diego Wildfire Map

San Diego's Nighttime Helicopters To Fly Countywide

Dec. 16
By Susan Murphy
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The city of San Diego’s two nighttime flying helicopters are available to the entire county for firefighting and rescues under a new deal between the two governments.

Smoke From Controlled Burn To Be Visible From Ramona

Dec. 8
City News Service

Brush pile burns scheduled to begin Monday morning in San Diego Country Estates near Ramona are expected to send smoke into the air that may be visible in surrounding areas.

Roundtable On SDPD Deadly Shooting, Toothless Water Restrictions, Small Fire Crews

Dec. 5
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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A lawsuit over a deadly 2012 police shooting is given life by a federal judge. The city's "mandatory" water restrictions have no teeth, as yet. And the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is trying two-person crews to improve response times — over objections.

San Diego’s Harbor Police Department Gets New Training Vessel

Dec. 1
By Dwane Brown
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The new $380,000 tactical trainer helps first responders prepare for fires or possible terrorist attacks.

Wildfire Warning Continues In San Diego County Wednesday

Nov. 26
By City News Service

A red flag warning is in effect for inland valley and mountain areas until 6 p.m. Wednesday because of strong winds coupled with single-digit humidity levels.

Beware Of Exploding Turkeys

Nov. 25
By Erik Anderson
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Deep-frying is a popular, but dangerous way to fix a Thanksgiving Day turkey. Firefighting trainees at Chula Vista’s Southwestern College share tips to avoid disaster.

4.5-Acre Brush Fire In Julian Contained

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning is in effect for inland valley and mountain areas, including Julian, until 6 p.m. Wednesday, saying current dry, windy conditions could contribute to extreme fire behavior.

As Winds Flare Up Across San Diego County, Fire Officials Heed Lessons From Bernardo Fire

Nov. 24
By Matthew Bowler, City News Service
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The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning and a high wind warning for the San Diego region Monday. Fire officials also got a warning - in the form of a report with 90 recommendations based on their performance during May's Bernardo fire.

Fire Warning For San Diego Valley, Mountain Areas Extended Through Tuesday

Nov. 17
By City News Service
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Strong northeast winds coupled with drier than normal conditions threatened to fuel a wildfire in the valleys and mountains of San Diego County Monday and Tuesday, meteorologists said.

Santa Ana Winds Raising Fire Danger In San Diego County

Nov. 16
By City News Service
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Gusty Santa Ana winds in San Diego County's mountains and inland valleys, combined with low humidity, will raise the risk for wildfires over a roughly 24-hour span starting Sunday evening.

Wildfire Risk In San Diego Valleys, Mountains Beginning Sunday

Nov. 14
By City News Service
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An onset of windy, dry atmospheric conditions will create acute wildfire risks in the San Diego-area inland valleys and mountains starting Sunday evening.

Severe Fire Warning For San Diego Valleys, Mountains Through Thursday

Nov. 5
By City News Service
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A red flag warning — the most serious fire-related warning — is in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday.

Camp Pendleton Brush Fire 100 Percent Contained

Nov. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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The brush fire that scorched a little more than seven acres on Camp Pendleton is now 100 percent contained. Base officials say the blaze ignited just before 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Juliet impact area on the southeast side of the base.

Carlsbad Golf Resort Sued For Poinsettia Fire Damage

Oct. 15
By KPBS
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The lawsuit alleges that Omni La Costa Resort & Spa should be held responsible because it is believed the fire started on the resort's property in May.

California Reactivates 22 Firefighting Airplanes

Oct. 10
Associated Press
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The fleet of air tankers were cleared to return to the skies after investigators found no evidence that faulty equipment was behind a fatal plane crash this week near Yosemite.

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