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Wildfires

Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

Carlsbad Testing New Police Ranger Program

Carlsbad Testing New Police Ranger Program

Sept. 19
By Matt Hoffman

Go to a beach, park or hiking trail in Carlsbad, and you might notice two new rangers out on patrol. But they are not your average ranger.

Fire Chief: Fall May Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions To San Diego

Fire Chief: Fall May Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions To San Diego

Sept. 18
By City News Service

This fall could bring dangerous wildfire conditions to San Diego and surrounding areas of the county, according to a report scheduled to be delivered Monday to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

Roundtable: Homelessness And Hep A, Fire Season Looms, Catholic Chu...

Roundtable: Homelessness And Hep A, Fire Season Looms, Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Settlement

Sept. 15
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

San Diego took emergency measures this week, as the city tries to address the deadly outbreak of Hepatitis A. The traditional wildfire season is here, but lots of local fire personnel are elsewhere, battling fires up north. And, is the Catholic Diocese in San Diego doing enough the protect kids from predators, 10 years after settling 144 sexual abuse lawsuits?

Wildfires Across US West Force Thousands To Flee Their Homes

Wildfires Across US West Force Thousands To Flee Their Homes

Sept. 4
By Associated Press

Wildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the U.S. West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat.

Hundreds Of Firefighters Battle Wildfire Near Border In Campo

Hundreds Of Firefighters Battle Wildfire Near Border In Campo

Sept. 1
By City News Service

A wildfire that broke out Friday morning near the U.S.-Mexico border in southern San Diego County burned about 120 acres before firefighters were able to stop it from spreading.

San Diego Fire Adds Crews To Cope With Potential Wildfires

San Diego Fire Adds Crews To Cope With Potential Wildfires

Aug. 28
By Steve Walsh

High heat is driving the decision to keep tanker trucks staffed throughout the week to respond quickly to wildfires.

Roundtable: Accident-Prone Navy; Paying For Wildfires; Change In Mi...

Roundtable: Accident-Prone Navy; Paying For Wildfires; Change In Mission Valley

Aug. 25
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The U.S. Navy looks for answers after a string of accidents. Two judges recommend SDG&E bear the costs for the 2007 wildfires. And Mission Valley sees something different in its future.

Judges Say SDG&E Shouldn't Raise Rates To Cover Fire Costs

Judges Say SDG&E Shouldn't Raise Rates To Cover Fire Costs

Aug. 23
By Tom Fudge

The proposed decision by two administrative law judges says the San Diego utility should not charge ratepayers for damages caused by 2007 fires.

Eclipse Fire In Campo 90 Percent Contained

Eclipse Fire In Campo 90 Percent Contained

Aug. 21
By City News Service, KPBS

A brush fire named “Eclipse Fire” off La Posta and Royal Willie roads in Campo, grew to about 200 acres Monday, according to Cal Fire.

San Diego Firefighters Receive New Technology To Improve Communication

San Diego Firefighters Receive New Technology To Improve Communication

Aug. 10
By City News Service

Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will provide the city of San Diego with the use of an aircraft to improve communication between firefighters during wildfires, the mayor's office announced Thursday.

Fire Risk Is High In California, Northwest, Northern Plains

Fire Risk Is High In California, Northwest, Northern Plains

Aug. 1
By Associated Press

Forecasters say the threat of major U.S. wildfires will remain high throughout August in Southern California, northern Nevada and parts of the Northwest and northern Great Plains.

New Interactive San Diego County Map Shows Disaster Risks

New Interactive San Diego County Map Shows Disaster Risks

July 31
By Katie Schoolov

The county unveiled a new interactive online "Know Your Hazards" map that pinpoints disaster risks at your location.

'Land On Fire' Author Discusses New Reality Of California Wildfires

'Land On Fire' Author Discusses New Reality Of California Wildfires

July 25
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Nature writer Gary Ferguson says heavy fuels, climate change and housing development are mostly to blame for fires that are bigger and hotter than they have been previously.

Lost Fire 60 Percent Contained

Lost Fire 60 Percent Contained

July 24
By City News Service

Firefighters, with the help of a morning rainstorm, had a wildfire that blackened 255 acres of brush in the far northeastern reaches of San Diego County about 60 percent contained Monday.

Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Di...

Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Diego County

July 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Just over a week ago, the Jennings fire in San Diego's East County led to an evacuation order for residents of threatened homes and shut down a portion of Interstate 8. The fire was extinguished after burning 400 acres. No injuries or structural damages resulted from the fire.

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