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Wildfires

Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

Thousands Flee Raging Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park

Thousands Flee Raging Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park

July 19
By Associated Press

A stubborn wildfire burning in the rugged mountains outside Yosemite National Park has placed nearly 5,000 structures under threat Wednesday.

US Forest Service Enacts Fire Restrictions In San Diego County

US Forest Service Enacts Fire Restrictions In San Diego County

July 17
By Tom Fudge

Due to recent wildfires, prevailing high temperatures and ongoing combustion threat levels, Cleveland National Forest will operate under elevated fire restrictions beginning Monday, the U.S. Forest Service announced.

San Diego Firefighters Help Battle State's Largest Wildfire

San Diego Firefighters Help Battle State's Largest Wildfire

July 9
By Associated Press, City News Service

Fire crews from the San Diego area have been deployed to help battle the nearly 24,000-acre Alamo Fire in San Luis Obispo County, the largest of 14 wildfires currently burning across California.

Experts Say There Is High Chance Of Wildfires Through October

Experts Say There Is High Chance Of Wildfires Through October

July 3
By City News Service

Hotter than average temperatures, fewer summer storms than normal and an abundance of fuel created by California's wet winter will result in an above-average possibility of large wildfires this summer and fall in much of San Diego County, a new report said.

Cristianitos Fire 70 Percent Contained

Cristianitos Fire 70 Percent Contained

June 29
By City News Service

Military and civilian firefighters worked together for a second day Thursday to contain a wildfire that has burned hundreds of acres on the grounds of Camp Pendleton and in the southern reaches of neighboring Orange County.

Heat Wave Subsides, But Wildfire Risk Remains

Heat Wave Subsides, But Wildfire Risk Remains

June 27
By City News Service

Temperatures across San Diego County will begin to lower Tuesday, but the risk of wildfires will remain high in some areas.

City Of San Diego Provided Free Use Of 'Fire Boss' Aircraft

City Of San Diego Provided Free Use Of 'Fire Boss' Aircraft

June 22
By City News Service

The city of San Diego has been provided free use of a maneuverable single-engine firefighting aircraft through July, the mayor's office announced Thursday.

Marines To Conduct Controlled Burn At Miramar Air Station

Marines To Conduct Controlled Burn At Miramar Air Station

June 9
By Christopher Underwood

The Marines will be conducting a controlled burn and fire fighting exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Saturday morning.

New Cal Fire App Helps Users Prepare For Wildfires

New Cal Fire App Helps Users Prepare For Wildfires

April 21
By City News Service

San Diegans who strive to be prepared for wildfires can use a new Cal Fire mobile-device application to keep up with their readiness efforts.

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

April 12
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Independent Budget Analyst's Office estimates that it would cost $91 million to build seven new, unfunded fire stations recommended in a recent report. Staffing them would cost an extra $18.7 million per year.

Budget Shortfall Threatens Zapf's Firehouse Proposal

Budget Shortfall Threatens Zapf's Firehouse Proposal

March 13
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf last year said she was working on a plan to build five new fire stations without raising taxes. Now, seven months after Zapf announced her plan, the city is facing a budget deficit that could make her plan a lot more difficult.

San Diego Council Committee Unanimously Backs Drone Regulations

San Diego Council Committee Unanimously Backs Drone Regulations

Feb. 8
By City News Service

Regulations that would allow local agencies to enforce safe operations of drone aircraft in San Diego were given unanimous initial backing Wednesday by the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

California Firefighters Receive Up To 13.8 Percent Raises

California Firefighters Receive Up To 13.8 Percent Raises

Jan. 12
By Associated Press

State firefighters are slated for raises as high as 13.8 percent this year as California scrambles to fill widespread vacancies before the summer fire season.

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

Jan. 9
By Erik Anderson

SDG&E is trying to convince state regulators that extreme wildfire conditions are the reason the 2007 wildfires killed two people, burned nearly 200,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,300 structures.

SDG&E Seeks $379 Million From Ratepayers In 2007 Wildfire Costs

SDG&E Seeks $379 Million From Ratepayers In 2007 Wildfire Costs

Jan. 9
By Susan Murphy

The public will have an opportunity on Monday to weigh in on SDG&E's request to recover $379 million in costs from the 2007 wildfires. It is the utility's second attempt to pass on hundreds of millions of dollars stemming from the fires to its ratepayers.