- Oct. 8
The fire was spreading up the canyon wall, and it appeared the pilot was trying to lay down fire retardant to stop its progress when the crash occurred Tuesday.
- Oct. 7
A Yosemite National Park spokesman says an air tanker fighting a wildfire near the park has crashed.
- Oct. 2
Fire officials are warning of an elevated fire risk in San Diego County starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday. Residents are urged to be extra cautious.
- Oct. 1
A report on fire station maintenance and new construction needs will be delivered Wednesday to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.
- Sept. 30
California is tapping into reserves to pay for the cost of fighting wildfires.
- Sept. 29
Fire danger is expected to increase starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday as hot temperatures and weak to moderate Santa Ana winds arrive to San Diego County, according to the National Weather Service in San Diego.
- Sept. 25
Special tax rules allow San Diego County residents who suffered damages in the May wildfires to claim a loss in either the year the disaster occurred or in the prior year.
- Sept. 23
The San Diego County Supervisors authorized the acquisition of a third helicopter to help ground-based firefighters battle wildfires.
- Sept. 18
A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes.
- Sept. 17
The new system gauges the potentiality and probable intensity of wildfire events by examining offshore wind flows and other factors, relying on three decades of Southern California weather data to pattern forecasts.
- Sept. 16
Dry, hot weather is leading to an unprecedented fire season throughout California.
- Sept. 3
Some of the largest wildfires in California history have happened in the San Diego area during October.
- Sept. 2
San Diego Fire Department crews and one National City Fire Department engine were sent to the scene to battle the three small fires, but the response forced the closure of the transition ramp onto Interstate 5.
- Sept. 2
The Erikson Air-Crane and a second helicopter will be on standby for use by fire agencies through autumn, a period generally marked by high wildfire risk.
- Aug. 25
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department should consider hiring additional personnel instead of relying on overtime to fill staffing vacancies, according to a city auditor's report.