- Sept. 18
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.
- Sept. 17
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.
- Sept. 16
Dry, hot weather is leading to an unprecedented fire season throughout California.
- Sept. 3
Some of the largest wildfires in California history have happened in the San Diego area during October.
- Sept. 2
San Diego Fire Department crews and one National City Fire Department engine were sent to the scene to battle the three small fires, but the response forced the closure of the transition ramp onto Interstate 5.
- Sept. 2
The Erikson Air-Crane and a second helicopter will be on standby for use by fire agencies through autumn, a period generally marked by high wildfire risk.
- Aug. 25
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department should consider hiring additional personnel instead of relying on overtime to fill staffing vacancies, according to a city auditor's report.
- Aug. 21
A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started the Cocos wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes in the San Marcos area.
- Aug. 20
The 33 models of alarms are designed for commercial use in schools, hotels, motels, apartments and dormitories, as well as homes.
- Aug. 19
Flames erupted Monday near the town about 16 miles from Yosemite, forcing evacuations of more than 1,000 people. Some residents are now being allowed to return home, but it's unclear how many.
- Aug. 16
The 20-acre brush fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Kuebler Ranch Road near Otay Mountain Truck Trail. It may have been started by people target shooting in the area.
- Aug. 8
The man is accused of fueling a fire in the San Luis Rey River bed during a spate of blazes across San Diego County in May. His lawyer will try to get the arson charge dismissed next week to avoid a retrial.
- Aug. 7
The Rim fire raged for two months across 400 square miles of land. It ranks as California's third-largest wildfire and the largest in the Sierra Nevada's recorded history.
- Aug. 6
The money set aside for firefighting will run out by the end of August, so the federal agency is putting on hold as much as $500 million in fire prevention projects.
- Aug. 1
Cal Fire has spent $47 million, out of a total budget of $209 million, in just the month of July.
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