- Jan. 27
Nearly four years after a respected consultant issued recommendations for improving the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, few of the ideas have been carried out.
- Jan. 6
The blaze erupted shortly after 10 a.m. in a seventh-floor utility room in the 25-story structure in the 1000 block of Second Avenue in downtown San Diego.
- Dec. 16
The city of San Diego’s two nighttime flying helicopters are available to the entire county for firefighting and rescues under a new deal between the two governments.
- Dec. 8
Brush pile burns scheduled to begin Monday morning in San Diego Country Estates near Ramona are expected to send smoke into the air that may be visible in surrounding areas.
- Dec. 5
A lawsuit over a deadly 2012 police shooting is given life by a federal judge. The city's "mandatory" water restrictions have no teeth, as yet. And the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is trying two-person crews to improve response times — over objections.
- Dec. 1
The new $380,000 tactical trainer helps first responders prepare for fires or possible terrorist attacks.
- Nov. 26
A red flag warning is in effect for inland valley and mountain areas until 6 p.m. Wednesday because of strong winds coupled with single-digit humidity levels.
- Nov. 25
Deep-frying is a popular, but dangerous way to fix a Thanksgiving Day turkey. Firefighting trainees at Chula Vista’s Southwestern College share tips to avoid disaster.
- Nov. 25
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning is in effect for inland valley and mountain areas, including Julian, until 6 p.m. Wednesday, saying current dry, windy conditions could contribute to extreme fire behavior.
- Nov. 24
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning and a high wind warning for the San Diego region Monday. Fire officials also got a warning - in the form of a report with 90 recommendations based on their performance during May's Bernardo fire.
- Nov. 17
Strong northeast winds coupled with drier than normal conditions threatened to fuel a wildfire in the valleys and mountains of San Diego County Monday and Tuesday, meteorologists said.
- Nov. 16
Gusty Santa Ana winds in San Diego County's mountains and inland valleys, combined with low humidity, will raise the risk for wildfires over a roughly 24-hour span starting Sunday evening.
- Nov. 14
An onset of windy, dry atmospheric conditions will create acute wildfire risks in the San Diego-area inland valleys and mountains starting Sunday evening.
- Nov. 5
A red flag warning — the most serious fire-related warning — is in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday.
- Nov. 4
The brush fire that scorched a little more than seven acres on Camp Pendleton is now 100 percent contained. Base officials say the blaze ignited just before 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Juliet impact area on the southeast side of the base.