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July 2014 San Diego Wildfire Map

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.

San Marcos Teen Convicted Of Starting Cocos Fire

March 24
Midday Edition
By City News Service
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After a two-week non-jury trial, Judge Howard Shore ruled that the girl, now 14, intentionally set a fire in her backyard last May 13 then set another blaze the next day in her neighbor's backyard that sent an ember nearly a half- mile to spark the Cocos fire.

Chula Vista Brush Fire Near I-5 North Slows Morning Commute

March 24
By 10News
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A brush fire erupted off F Street near northbound Interstate 5 in Chula Vista Tuesday morning, slowing the morning commute in the area.

Cal Fire Prepares For Early Wildfire 'Season'

March 9
Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio
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Preparations include hiring seasonal firefighters, which has happened earlier than normal this year.

String Of Fires Erupt In City Heights

March 5
By City News Service
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Investigators sought Thursday to determine who set a series of small arson fires along in a City Heights neighborhood overnight.

Homeland Security Office Working To Update San Diego's Emergency Plans

Feb. 25
By Claire Trageser
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Many city of San Diego departments have incomplete emergency plans. The city's Office of Homeland Security is working to update those plans, but changes won't come until after this summer.

San Diego Trying To Fill Emergency Preparedness Gaps

Feb. 24
By Claire Trageser
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An audit released last summer found that many San Diego city departments had outdated or inaccurate information in their plans for what to do in case of an emergency. Now the city is working to update its plans.

San Diego Remains In Drought's Grip

Feb. 9
By Susan Murphy
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An atmospheric river of rain drenched Northern California over the weekend, but San Diego remains in the grips of a historic drought — receiving less than half of an inch of precipitation since Jan. 1.

Temporary Fire Station Coming To San Diego's Skyline Area

Feb. 2
By Matthew Bowler, City News Service
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A groundbreaking for the $400,000 project took place Monday. The temporary station will serve as a placeholder until a permanent facility can be built for the neighborhood.

Report: San Diego Fire Hasn't Implemented Improvements

Jan. 27
By City News Service
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Nearly four years after a respected consultant issued recommendations for improving the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, few of the ideas have been carried out.

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