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Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

Aug. 19
By KPBS News, City News Service

A small brush fire crept toward an apartment complex in University City today, but no structures were burned and no injuries were reported, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

More Californians Are Refusing To Evacuate Despite Fire Danger

More Californians Are Refusing To Evacuate Despite Fire Danger

Aug. 19
By Associated Press

Even though the state considers it a criminal offense to ignore mandatory evacuation orders, leaving or staying when fire approaches is often a personal decision. And many homeowners are staying put.

At Least 96 Homes Destroyed In Blue Cut Wildfire

At Least 96 Homes Destroyed In Blue Cut Wildfire

Aug. 19
By Associated Press

A preliminary assessment found 96 single-family homes have been destroyed in Southern California's huge wildfire, a spokesman said Friday.

Wildfire Warning For San Diego County Mountains Extended Through Fr...

Wildfire Warning For San Diego County Mountains Extended Through Friday

Aug. 18
By City News Service

A protracted hot spell combined with gusty winds and low humidity levels prompted the National Weather Service today to extend a "red flag'' wildfire warning for local mountain and desert locales by 24 hours, to 9 p.m. Friday.

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Spring Valley Fire

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Spring Valley Fire

Aug. 17
By KPBS News, City News Service

A fast-moving hillside brush fire threatened homes and prompted evacuations in a neighborhood near Sweetwater Reservoir late Wednesday afternoon.

Southern California Wildfire Brings Destruction And Uncertainty

Southern California Wildfire Brings Destruction And Uncertainty

Aug. 18
By Associated Press

A ferocious wildfire had swallowed up many homes as it spread across 40 square miles of mountain and desert northeast of San Diego. Exactly how many, however, and to whom they belonged, remained uncertain.

82,000 Forced To Evacuate As Blue Cut Fire Rages In Southern Califo...

82,000 Forced To Evacuate As Blue Cut Fire Rages In Southern California

Aug. 17
By KPBS News, Associated Press

A huge wildfire 125 miles northeast of San Diego has charred 30,000 acres, destroyed a "significant number of homes" and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people.

1 Of 3 Brush Fires Continues To Burn At Camp Pendleton

1 Of 3 Brush Fires Continues To Burn At Camp Pendleton

Aug. 17
By City News Service

The Juliet Fire was 80 percent surrounded and scorched about 50 acres. The other two fires have been contained.

Increased Wildfire Risk Continues Tuesday

Increased Wildfire Risk Continues Tuesday

Aug. 16
By City News Service

High temperatures combined with gusty wind and low humidity are expected to heighten the risk of wildfires in some mountain and desert areas of San Diego County again Tuesday.

Brush Fires In Deer Springs Near Containment

Brush Fires In Deer Springs Near Containment

Aug. 11
By City News Service

A pair of brush fires that blackened around three dozen acres alongside Interstate 15 in the Deer Springs area were 95 percent contained Thursday morning.

Brush Fire Near I-15 60% Contained

Brush Fire Near I-15 60% Contained

Aug. 10
By City News Service

A pair of brush fires alongside Interstate 15 in the Deer Springs area scorched an estimated 35 combined acres.

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Aug. 8
By KPBS News, City News Service

Crews were working to extinguish a brush fire that started Monday afternoon alongside Interstate 15, near Gopher Canyon Road and Castle Creek County Club in unincorporated Escondido.

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Aug. 8
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County officials are cheering the return of a huge helicopter crane that will help with aerial firefighting over the next three months. This is the seventh year the large chopper would be deployed as part of the county's firefighting fleet.

Camp Pendleton Fire 96% Contained

Camp Pendleton Fire 96% Contained

July 26
By City News Service

About 1,245 open acres have been blackened since the blaze, dubbed the Roblar Fire, ignited off Roblar and Case Springs roads Thursday afternoon.

Fire North Of Lakeside Is Now 100% Contained

Fire North Of Lakeside Is Now 100% Contained

July 25
By City News Service

The brush fire charred 18 acres. It ignited for unknown reasons Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of state Route 67 and Slaughterhouse Canyon Road in Lakeside

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