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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

Tease photo for 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.

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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

Tease photo for Camp Pendleton Fire Nears Containment

Camp Pendleton Fire Nears Containment

July 25
By City News Service

As of 6:30 a.m., the ground and airborne crews had the blaze at 88 percent containment,

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Burning Vehicle Starts Brush Fire In Ramona

July 22
By KPBS News, City News Service

The fire started Friday afternoon along state Route 67 near Rockhouse Road. The highway was closed for a time while crews battled the blaze dubbed the Rock fire.

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Forest Service, Cal Fire Assist Camp Pendleton In Battling Fire

July 21
By City News Service

According to Camp Pendleton, the fire had burned 2,000 acres and was 0 percent contained as of early Friday.

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Emerald Alleges Vote Swapping Killed Firehouse Bond

July 21
By Andrew Bowen

Republicans on the San Diego City Council this week blocked a ballot measure to build 18 fire stations with an increase in property taxes. Councilwoman Marti Emerald says the measure failed because she refused to participate in a vote-swapping deal.

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San Diego Firehouse Bond Fails At City Council

July 21
By Andrew Bowen

A proposal to build 18 fire stations in San Diego failed to get enough votes on the City Council on Tuesday. The measure looked to be headed for the November ballot, but one council member withdrew her support.

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Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

July 18
By KPBS News, City News Service

The brush fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. Monday on Featherstone Canyon Road near the Barona Indian Reservation. The Sheriff's Department initially evacuated the area, but those orders were later lifted.

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Crews Fight Small Fire Along I-15 Near Riverside-San Diego County Line

July 18
By KPBS News

Northbound lanes were initially closed south of the Border Patrol checkpoint while Cal Fire crews worked to stamp out the series of spot fires.

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Crews Move Quickly To Put Out Fire In Volcan Mountain Area

July 11
By City News Service

Ground and airborne firefighting crews kept the brush fire near Julian to 15 acres, according to Cal Fire.

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Federal Firefighting Aircraft Can Operate Out Of Brown Field

July 7
By City News Service

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob wanted the U.S. Forest Service to base firefighting aircraft at the Ramona Airport, where Cal Fire's local aviation wing is based. Federal authorities say the Ramona runway is too short.

Tease photo for Brush Fire In Vista Prompts Evacuations

Brush Fire In Vista Prompts Evacuations

July 4
By City News Service

A brush fire in Vista Monday afternoon led to some homes being evacuated near East Bobier Drive and North Santa Fe Avenue. It took firefighters about three hours to extinguish the fire.

Tease photo for Fire Crews Quickly Squelch East County Blaze

Fire Crews Quickly Squelch East County Blaze

July 3
By City News Service

The fire started early Sunday afternoon when a motorcycle's hot underside ignited the brush in the hills east of Dulzura, officials said. It took firefighters about two hours to put it out.

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In Border Fire Aftermath, Potrero Community Prepares For Next Blaze

July 1
By Tarryn Mento

While the public awaits confirmation on the identities of two bodies discovered after a fire burned 7,600 acres in southern San Diego County, residents are planning ahead for the next one.

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Autopsies Pending On Two Bodies Found In Border Fire's Burn Zone

June 30
By City News Service

Some area residents believed the bodies were that of a couple who went missing as the blaze spread.

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