With possible winds up to 50 mph for the inland valleys and even stronger gusts in the mountain and desert areas, front-line fire engines are fully staffed this weekend.
A Santa Ana wind event combined with low relative humidity will increase the risk of wildfires in San Diego. A fire weather watch is scheduled this weekend for the inland valleys and mountain areas.
Local fire-fighting agencies are on high alert this weekend amid dry and windy conditions in San Diego County, CAL FIRE said Friday.
The multiple brush fires that burned along I-8 in East County are now under control.
Over the last decade wildfires have destroyed about 3,000 homes a year, according to the International Code Council, a safety advisory group.
Rural Californians have started receiving bills for the second year of the state’s fire prevention fee. The legislature passed the $150 fee in 2011 to pay for operations like emergency evacuation planning, fuel reduction and code enforcement.
San Diego County officials are set to announce plans to use a new federal emergency alert system to reach people on their cellphones during emergencies.
Under renewed agreements, a San Diego Gas & Electric-owned helitanker will be available for firefighter efforts in San Diego County.
A wildfire blackened hundreds of acres today in rugged, hilly terrain southeast of El Cajon, forcing evacuations of back-country homes and sending a column of thick smoke high into the air.
The threat of devastating wildfires is a fact of life in California. CalFire says it has a prevention plan. But critics in Southern California say using prescribed burns to clear vast tracts of land isn't the answer.
As several wildfires burn across the state, the California Air and Army National Guard are teaming up with CAL FIRE and U.S. Forest Service firefighting crews to battle the blazes.
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A VOSD investigation found that first responders are late to high-priority emergencies an average of twice an hour every day.
Firefighters battling the Chariot Fire in San Diego's back country got a break from the weather Wednesday. Now, crews are scouring the more than 7,000 charred acres to assess the damage.