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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency As Central California Fire Leaves Two Dead

June 24
By Associated Press

A wildfire that has destroyed 80 homes and killed two people has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in Central California.

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All Evacuation Orders Lifted In East County Fire

June 19
By Midday Edition
By Evening Edition

Evacuation orders for Potrero, Lake Morena and the surrounding areas have been lifted. The wildfire that started Sunday near the Tecate border crossing had burned 7,483 acres and was 45 percent contained as of Friday morning.

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San Diego County Helps Dozens Of Animals Displaced By Border Fire

June 22
By Tarryn Mento

Whether your pet is a dog, cat, chicken or even an emu, teams are working to rescue animals from a fire burning in east San Diego County.

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3 Ways To Help You Stay Safe This Wildfire Season

June 22
By Kristina Bravo

Wildfire season has arrived in Southern California, and there's no better time to make sure you have a plan in place in case disaster strikes.

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Shots Fired As County Workers Try To Rescue Injured Emu In Border Fire

June 21
By City News Service

A Campo man was arrested in the incident, accused of firing a shotgun into the air to chase off the workers trying to rescue a neighbor's injured emu as the Border fire burned nearby. No one was injured, but the emu escaped.

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Fire Officials Brace For Heat Wave, Lifeguards Expect Big Beach Crowds

June 17
By Midday Edition

Temperatures on Sunday and Monday could exceed record levels. Forecasters predict temperature highs to reach 100 to 107 degrees inland, 80 to 95 degrees on the coast and 115 to 121 degrees in the deserts.

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Santa Barbara County Wildfire Scorches Area That Hadn't Burn In 60 Years

June 17
By Associated Press

Fire officials said early Friday that the blaze had calmed a bit after surging Thursday night. For a second night, U.S. 101 was closed in the area.

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Wildfire Near Oil Refinery West Of Santa Barbara Burning Out Of Control

June 16
By Associated Press

Hundreds of people were forced from campgrounds in Los Padres National Forest on Wednesday night, fire officials says. State Route 101 was closed in both directions near the city of Goleta.

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Temecula Fire Is 85 Percent Contained

June 7
By City News Service

Firefighters have been working to extinguish the blaze along the shoulder of southbound Interstate 15 just south of Temecula Parkway since it broke out late Saturday morning, according to Cal Fire.

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Brush Fire Near San Diego-Riverside County Line 65% Contained

June 6
By City News Service

Nearly 400 firefighters have been working to extinguish the blaze along the shoulder of southbound Interstate 15 just south of Temecula Parkway since it broke out late Saturday morning.

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Winds, Heat Help Reignite Pala Fire On San Diego-Riverside Border

June 3
By KPBS News, City News Service

Brisk winds and hot temperatures contributed to a new fire igniting Friday afternoon in the 45-acre burn area from the fire earlier this week in northern San Diego County.

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Crews Battle Fire In Open Training Area At Camp Pendleton

June 2
By City News Service

A wildfire blackened scores of brushy acres in an open training area at Camp Pendleton Thursday afternoon.

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Pala Brush Fire 75% Contained

June 2
By City News Service

A wildfire that gutted a home, destroyed abandoned sheds and blackened about 45 acres of brushy terrain in the far northern reaches of San Diego County was 75 percent contained Thursday.

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Pala Brush Fire 15% Contained

June 1
By City News Service

Flames that spread from a burning house to trees and brush Tuesday afternoon blackened swaths of hilly open land and forced evacuations of hundreds of residences as a precaution.

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Crews Battle Brush Fire In Pala Area

May 31
By City News Service

Flames that spread from a burning house into trees and brush blackened several dozen open acres Tuesday afternoon in a rural area in the far northern reaches of San Diego County.

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