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July 2014 San Diego Wildfire Map

Cleveland National Forest Upping Fire Risk To 'Elevated' On Friday

July 17
By City News Service
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Under the stricter rules, which go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday, wood or charcoal fires are allowed only in designated areas, and smoking is prohibited except inside vehicles or buildings or within a developed recreation site.

95-Acre Mission Trails Fire Extinguished

July 15
By City News Service
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As of late Tuesday afternoon, most of the park was open again to the public, though a few trails in the burn area remained off-limits until further notice,

Brush Fire At Mission Trails Regional Park Kept To 95 Acres; Blaze 95% Contained

July 13
By Emily Burns, Patty Lane, Neiko Will
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Firefighters moved quickly Sunday afternoon to attack the blaze in the San Diego park from the ground and air. Mission Trails Park should be open Tuesday.

Sheriff: Cocos Fire Was Arson; Juvenile Suspect Identified

July 9
By City News Service
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A juvenile suspected of igniting the Cocos fire on the afternoon of May 14 has been tracked down but will not be identified publicly because the alleged arsonist is underage.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Going Door-To-Door To Get Residents To Clear Brush

July 7
Midday Edition
By City News Service
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In the coming months, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will be conducting door-to-door inspections to help educate residents and make sure they are properly clearing brush around their homes.

Northern California Wildfire Threatens Wine Country Homes

July 3
Associated Press

The fire in Pope Valley grew to nearly six square miles Wednesday, a day after it broke out.

Damaging California Fire Grows To 5 Square Miles

July 2
By KPBS and Associated Press

Several residents living in two communities have been evacuated because nearly 200 homes are threatened.

Open Burning Banned By Cal Fire Due To Wildfire Risk

July 2
By City News Service
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During the prohibition period, campfires will be restricted to licensed public campgrounds and private property maintained in a manner that prevents open flame from spreading to wilderness vegetation.

$800,000 OK'd For Bayside San Diego Fire Station Planning

July 1
By City News Service
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Work on the three-story bayside fire station in downtown San Diego began in 2005, but was halted in 2011 when the state dismantled municipal redevelopment agencies to save money.

Camp Pendleton Marines Learn Firefighting Skills Ahead Of Wildfire Season (Video)

June 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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The May wildfires aboard Camp Pendleton were a stark reminder that a blaze can break out anytime, anywhere when weather conditions are dry, hot, and windy. That's why Camp Pendleton officials are currently training active-duty Marines on the ins and outs of battling wildfires.

Brush Fire Erupts In Riverbed Near Plaza Bonita

June 17
10News.com
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At least three lanes on northbound Interstate 805 just north of Bonita Road were closed briefly as crews battled a brush fire in a riverbed.

County Supervisors Assess If San Diego's Fire Resources Are Enough

June 13
By Tarryn Mento
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The Board of Supervisors will review Tuesday the aftermath of last month’s fires and discuss recommendations to better prepare the region for the upcoming fire season.

Trial Ordered For Man Accused Of Re-Igniting Oceanside ‘River’ Fire

June 2
By City News Service

Alberto Serrato, 57, faces 13 years in prison if convicted of fanning flames in the San Luis Rey riverbed.

Firefighters Use Air Fleet To Aid Wildfire Ground Battle

June 1
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego skies were filled with more than smoke when wildfires tore across the county in mid-May. Firefighters were using a variety of aircraft to calm the flames enough for firefighters on the ground to make a stand.

Crews Extinguish Small Brush Fire In Valley Center

May 26
City News Service

A fire blackened about a half-acre of brush today outside Valley Center.

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