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July 2014 San Diego Wildfire Map

Teen Who Set Fire That Sparked Massive Cocos Fire Sentenced To Community Service

May 27
By City News Service
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A teenage girl who started a fire a year ago that sparked the larger Cocos wildfire was sentenced to 400 hours of community service with an organization like the Burn Institute or Salvation Army.

Neighbors Help Family Rebuild After Devastating Cocos Fire

May 14
By Susan Murphy
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It was a year ago that a dozen wildfires whipped by Santa Ana winds roared through San Diego County. The fires devoured nearly 27,000 acres and destroyed 63 homes. Those who lost homes continue today to work to rebuild them.

San Diego County Officials Mark One Year Since May 2014 Wildfires

May 13
Beverley Woodworth
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Fire officials and community leaders say San Diego County is better prepared than ever before for wildfires

Preparing For San Diego Fire Season: Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

May 13
Midday Edition
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Over a five-day period In May 2014, unusual Santa Ana winds fueled flames to 14 wildfires around San Diego County. Experts revisit what happened and talk about lessons learned.

Harmony Grove Residents Worry About Fire Evacuation Routes

May 13
By Alison St John
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Recovery is slow for Harmony Grove, a community hard hit by the Cocos fire a year ago this week. Plus, residents worry that evacuation routes have not improved.

Grand Jury Report: San Diego County's Backcountry Needs More Fire Protection

May 11
By City News Service
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San Diego County officials have made great strides improving firefighting capability in unincorporated or "backcountry" areas, but more needs to be done.

San Diego Rain Storm Won't Decrease Fire Danger By Much

May 8
By Claire Trageser
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While a mid-May rain storm is unusual for San Diego, the downpour will only temporarily decrease the risk of wildfires, according to the National Weather Service.

Fire Officials Say San Diego Should Brace For 'Unprecedented' Fire Season

May 8
By Susan Murphy
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Despite this week’s rain showers and cool temperatures, state and local fire officials are warning, come summer and fall, San Diego County could be poised for one of its worst fire seasons ever.

Small Brush Fire On Palomar Mountain Quickly Doused

April 19
By 10News
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The U.S. Forest Service attacked the fire Sunday afternoon from the ground and the air. The blaze burned east of Pauma Valley in the Cleveland National Forest.

Wildfire Risk In San Diego County Expected To Lessen As Winds Taper Off

April 16
By City News Service
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The risk of wildfires in San Diego County's mountains and valleys is expected to lessen Thursday afternoon as the Santa Ana winds taper off, but the dry conditions could stick around a little longer.

Santa Ana Winds Bring High Fire Danger To San Diego County

April 15
By Susan Murphy
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The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning from 11 p.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Thursday for San Diego County's inland and mountain areas, where winds are expected to gust from 30 mph to 70 mph.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Gets A New Helicopter

April 9
By Gina Diamante
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The $4.8 million Bell 407GX will be used for patrols, search and rescue, and firefighting.

Ramona Brush Fire Briefly Closes State Route 78

April 3
By City News Service
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The brush fire broke out along state Route 78, blackening about five acres and closing part of the highway between Ramona and Santa Ysabel.

Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest In City Heights Arson Fires

April 3
By City News Service
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Authorities announced a reward of up to $2,000 Friday for information leading to the arrest of the vandal or vandals responsible for at least 15 arson fires that have plagued City Heights-area neighborhoods in recent weeks.

Fire Damages 2 Spring Valley Homes, Displaces Up To 10 Residents

April 3
By City News Service
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Investigators from the sheriff's department were summoned to determine the cause of the blaze. Bortisser said he expected them to remain at the scene throughout the morning.

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