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 from a controlled burn in the Jamul area will be visible over the East County today.
Routine firefighting training on the ground at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar sent smoke in the air that was visible from nearby neighborhoods.
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.
It took engine crews about 15 minutes today to quell a fire that damaged a trolley stop at San Diego State University.
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.
The De Luz fire that started Saturday afternoon on Camp Pendleton could be fully contained by Tuesday.
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.
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 wind conditions have firefighters preparing for the worst.
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.