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July 2014 San Diego Wildfire Map

San Diego Public Safety Agencies Train For School Shooting

Oct. 22
By Matthew Bowler
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The focus of the drill at Knox Middle School in Valencia Park was to address the kind of violence that can happen when kids bully one another.

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.

Air Tanker Pilot Crashes, Dies Fighting Fire Near Yosemite

Oct. 8
Associated Press
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The fire was spreading up the canyon wall, and it appeared the pilot was trying to lay down fire retardant to stop its progress when the crash occurred Tuesday.

Air Tanker Crashes While Fighting Fire Near Yosemite Park

Oct. 7
Associated Press
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A Yosemite National Park spokesman says an air tanker fighting a wildfire near the park has crashed.

Fire Officials Prepare For Mild Santa Ana Winds, Heat Wave

Oct. 2
By Susan Murphy
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Fire officials are warning of an elevated fire risk in San Diego County starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday. Residents are urged to be extra cautious.

San Diego Behind On Maintenance, New Construction Of Fire Stations

Oct. 1
By City News Service
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A report on fire station maintenance and new construction needs will be delivered Wednesday to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

California Burns Through Firefighting Budget

Sept. 30
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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California is tapping into reserves to pay for the cost of fighting wildfires.

Santa Ana Winds, Triple-Digit Heat To Increase Fire Risk In San Diego

Sept. 29
By Susan Murphy
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Fire danger is expected to increase starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday as hot temperatures and weak to moderate Santa Ana winds arrive to San Diego County, according to the National Weather Service in San Diego.

Wildfire Victims Might Be Eligible For Quick Tax Refunds

Sept. 25
By City News Service
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Special tax rules allow San Diego County residents who suffered damages in the May wildfires to claim a loss in either the year the disaster occurred or in the prior year.

Third Firefighting Helicopter OK'd By San Diego County Supervisors

Sept. 23
By City News Service
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The San Diego County Supervisors authorized the acquisition of a third helicopter to help ground-based firefighters battle wildfires.

Man Arrested In Fast-Growing Wildfire In Northern California

Sept. 18
By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA / Associated Press
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A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes.

Wildfire Warning System Gauges Severity Of Santa Ana Windstorms

Sept. 17
By City News Service
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The new system gauges the potentiality and probable intensity of wildfire events by examining offshore wind flows and other factors, relying on three decades of Southern California weather data to pattern forecasts.

California Dealing With Unprecedented Fire Season

Sept. 16
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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Dry, hot weather is leading to an unprecedented fire season throughout California.

Supervisors Bulk Up With 'Aerial Muscle' Ahead Of San Diego's Peak Fire Season

Sept. 3
By Dwane Brown
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Some of the largest wildfires in California history have happened in the San Diego area during October.

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