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Hazardous Weather Brings Elevated Fire Danger To San Diego County

Nov. 6
City News Service
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The weather will pose an elevated risk of wildfire in San Diego County starting Wednesday, meteorologists said.

Roundtable: Obamacare Lurches Forward; Alarm Over Fire Alarms; Age Discrimination At NCTD

Oct. 25
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The launch of Obamacare was pretty rough, but is it smooth sailing for Covered California? Broken fire alarms at Sweetwater USD have set off alarms. The CEO of North County Transit District is sued for firing older women to replace them with younger ones.

San Diego Marks Tenth Anniversary Of Cedar Fire On Friday

Oct. 24
By City News Service
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The blaze started on a blistering hot fall day between Ramona and Julian when a lost hunter started a signal fire. Weeks later, 15 people were dead, 273,000 acres were scorched and more than 2,200 homes were destroyed.

Smoke In East County From Controlled Burn

Oct. 21
City News Service
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Smoke from a controlled burn in the Jamul area will be visible over the East County today.

Mirarmar Air Station Firefighters Train Against Jet Fuel Flames

Oct. 19
By Tarryn Mento
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Routine firefighting training on the ground at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar sent smoke in the air that was visible from nearby neighborhoods.

See Smoke In The Air Over MCAS Miramar? Don't Worry — It's Just Training

Oct. 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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That dark smoke you see rising in the San Diego sky may look scary, but it's actually MCAS Miramar's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting crew taking part in a routine training exercise.

Fire At SDSU Damages Trolley Stop

Oct. 15
City News Service
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It took engine crews about 15 minutes today to quell a fire that damaged a trolley stop at San Diego State University.

Retiring Air Force Cargo Planes Might Be Useful For Firefighting In San Diego

Oct. 8
By Erik Anderson
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An Air Force cargo plane could be just the medicine to improve the aging fleet of the U.S. Forest Service firefighting aircraft. County supervisors hope federal officials agree with their assessment.

De Luz Fire On Camp Pendleton Near Containment

Oct. 7
By John Rosman
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The De Luz fire that started Saturday afternoon on Camp Pendleton could be fully contained by Tuesday.

Camp Pendleton Fire Burns 2,500 Acres, Now 41 Percent Contained (Video)

Oct. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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The brush fire burning on Camp Pendleton has scorched 2,500 acres, and is now 41 percent contained. Families forced to evacuate from base housing on Saturday returned home on Sunday.

Aquilla Fire Fully Contained in Lakeside, Calif.

Oct. 6
By John Rosman, Natalie Walsh
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A brush fire that broke out Sunday morning in Lakeside is 100 percent contained. It's the second fire to burn amid the weekend's red flag warning.

Santa Ana Conditions Have Fire Crews On High Alert

Oct. 2
By Dwane Brown
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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.

Strong Wind, Low Humidity Bumps Up Risk Of Wildfires In San Diego This Weekend

Oct. 2
City News Service
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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.

Red Flag Warning Puts San Diego County Fire Crews On High Alert

Sept. 27
By Tarryn Mento
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Local fire-fighting agencies are on high alert this weekend amid dry and windy conditions in San Diego County, CAL FIRE said Friday.