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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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Horses Evacuated During Wildfire Return To San Diego Stables

April 16
By Associated Press

Hundreds of thoroughbred horses evacuated during a wildfire late last year are heading back to their home at the San Luis Rey Training Center near San Diego, according to a report.

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Chief Justice: Influx Of Wildfire Claims Expected

March 20
By Associated Press

California courts are preparing for an influx of lawsuits tied to last year's historically destructive wildfires and mudslides, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told lawmakers Monday in her annual "state of the judiciary" address.

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Lilac Fire Victims Eligible For Government Food Assistance

Feb. 12
By City News Service

People affected by the Lilac Fire may be eligible for government food assistance benefits, county officials announced Monday.

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10-Year-Old Oceanside Artist Raises Thousands Of Dollars For Lilac Fire Survivor

Feb. 7
By Ebone Monet

An Oceanside boy is raising money for a horse trainer injured in the Lilac Fire by selling prints of his painting.

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Signs of Life Sprout Up In North Bay’s Burned Natural Landscapes

Feb. 6
Tiffany Camhi/KQED

A rejuvenation of the land brought out about a dozen “fire walk” hikers to open space near the Sonoma Ecology Center recently. This area, known to locals as the Valley of the Moon, burned in the wildfires last fall.

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North Bay Fires: What Took Authorities So Long To Warn People?

Jan. 25
Marisa Lagos, Sukey Lewis, Lisa Pickoff-White/KQED

Dispatch recordings and 911 calls from the night of Oct. 8, 2017, reveal delays, miscommunication and chaos.

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California Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Prepare For Future Natural Disasters

Jan. 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Last year was one of the most destructive years for natural disasters in the U.S. In response to devastating wildfires and mudslides, California lawmakers proposed a number of bills aimed at helping residents escape in time and recover afterward.

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FEMA Disaster Relief Center Opens To Help Lilac Fire Victims

Jan. 22
By Matt Hoffman

The disaster recovery center is run by FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration who will be in Fallbrook until Wednesday before the center relocates to Bonsall.

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IRS Announces Potential Extended Tax Filing Deadline For Lilac Fire Victims

Jan. 17
By City News Service

Residents and businesses affected by the Lilac Fire and other recent natural disasters in California may qualify for extended tax filing deadlines, the Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday.

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FEMA Help Available For Lilac Fire Victims

Jan. 15
By City News Service

County residents whose property was damaged during the Lilac Fire can register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, county officials announced Monday.

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Horse Racing Organizers Honor Those Who Rushed To Help During Lilac Fire

Jan. 12
By City News Service

The organizers of the thoroughbred racing Eclipse Awards announced Friday that those who rushed into action when the Lilac Fire burned through the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center will receive a special honor.

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Lilac Fire Cleanup Expected To Cost San Diego County $3.9M

Jan. 9
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The county's estimated cost of cleanup and erosion control in areas affected by the Lilac Fire stands at $3.9 million, officials said Tuesday as the Board of Supervisors voted to extend a state of emergency in connection with last month's massive and destructive blaze.

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'Something Did Survive' California Wildfires: Goldfish

Dec. 27, 2017
By Associated Press

What Logan Hertel and his friends found in the scorched remains of their Northern California neighborhood wasn't a photo album, wedding ring or even a skittish cat separated from its family for months.

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Why Some People Choose Not To Evacuate During Wildfires

Dec. 27, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Thousands of people who live in the path of the Thomas Fire were under mandatory evacuation orders which were lifted last week. But not everyone who is ordered to leave their homes evacuates.

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San Diego Firefighter Killed While Battling Thomas Fire To Be Remembered

Dec. 22, 2017
By Matt Hoffman

Saturday funeral services will be held for Cal Fire Engineer Cory Iverson who died last week while fighting the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.

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