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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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San Diego County Fire Authority Looks Ahead To Summer Fire Season

June 14
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego County Fire Authority and Cal Fire said they have enough resources to deal with major fires at this time but are expecting those resources to get stretched.

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Crews Subdue 35-Acre Ramona Brush Fire

June 14
By City News Service

A brush fire possibly ignited by a burning vehicle spread over nearly three dozen open acres in Ramona Thursday, threatening homes for a time but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.

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Power Tool Used To Clear Brush Blamed For LA Hillside Fire

June 13
By Associated Press

More than 250 firefighters raced to the hills overlooking Los Angeles to battle a blaze Tuesday afternoon they say was sparked by someone using a power tool to clear brush in a neighborhood of multimillion-dollar mansions.

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New Firefighting Helicopter Technology Tested In California

June 12
By Associated Press

Southern California agencies are field-testing equipment intended to enable helicopters to more quickly fill with water while battling wildfires.

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Southbound I-5 Shut Down For Two Hours After Flames Erupt By Border

June 11
By City News Service

A fire broke out early Monday morning near the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the South Bay, prompting firefighters and highway patrol officers to shut down all southbound lanes just a little north of the U.S.-Mexico border for about two hours, authorities said.

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Wildfire Burning Remote Open Land In Campo Area Now 30 Percent Contained

June 7
By City News Service

A fast-moving wildfire that blackened hundreds of open acres in the far southeastern reaches of San Diego County was 30 percent contained Thursday, fire officials said.

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Wildfire Spreads In Campo Area; One Firefighter Injured

June 6
By City News Service

A fast-moving wildfire spread across hundreds of open acres in southeastern reaches of San Diego County Wednesday, sending a thick column of brown-and-white smoke into the air near the U.S.-Mexico border but posing no immediate structural threats.

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Evacuations Lifted After Firefighters Contain 10-Acre Fire In Rancho San Diego

June 4
By City News Service

A small brush fire scorched about 10 acres of vegetation and prompted the evacuation of several homes in Rancho San Diego before firefighters knocked down the flames, authorities said Monday.

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Brushfire In Del Cerro Now 100 Percent Contained, 'Likely Started By Juveniles'

June 4
By City News Service

A fire that scorched 38 acres of vegetation and forced the evacuation of about 80 homes in Del Cerro, north of San Diego State University, was "more than likely started by juveniles," authorities said.

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Brush Fire Closes I-8 Freeway Near SDSU

June 3
By KPBS News

A brush fire in Del Cerro closed Interstate 8 near San Diego State University on Sunday afternoon. Most lanes were re-opened by Sunday evening.

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Study Provides Look Into Native Plant Recovery Following Wildfires

May 25
By City News Service

Researchers from UC Irvine and San Diego State University Friday announced study results that may provide insight on how native plant habitats can more successfully recover from wildfires.

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Wildfire Chars 59 Acres Near Pala Casino, Now 60 Percent Contained

May 23
By City News Service

A slow-moving brush fire that blackened about 50 open acres east of Pala Casino was 40 percent contained Wednesday morning, fire officials said.

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San Luis Rey Stables Back To Racing After Devastating Lilac Fire

April 30
By Matt Hoffman

Seven buildings were destroyed by the fire last December and 46 horses died. For the last four months, the facility has been being rebuilt, and now more than 400 horses are back on the property.

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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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