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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Spring Valley Fire

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Spring Valley Fire

Aug. 17
By KPBS News, City News Service

A fast-moving hillside brush fire threatened homes and prompted evacuations in a neighborhood near Sweetwater Reservoir late Wednesday afternoon.

82,000 Forced To Evacuate As Blue Cut Fire Rages In Southern Califo...

82,000 Forced To Evacuate As Blue Cut Fire Rages In Southern California

Aug. 17
By KPBS News, Associated Press

A huge wildfire 125 miles northeast of San Diego has charred 30,000 acres, destroyed a "significant number of homes" and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people.

1 Of 3 Brush Fires Continues To Burn At Camp Pendleton

1 Of 3 Brush Fires Continues To Burn At Camp Pendleton

Aug. 17
By City News Service

The Juliet Fire was 80 percent surrounded and scorched about 50 acres. The other two fires have been contained.

Increased Wildfire Risk Continues Tuesday

Increased Wildfire Risk Continues Tuesday

Aug. 16
By City News Service

High temperatures combined with gusty wind and low humidity are expected to heighten the risk of wildfires in some mountain and desert areas of San Diego County again Tuesday.

Brush Fires In Deer Springs Near Containment

Brush Fires In Deer Springs Near Containment

Aug. 11
By City News Service

A pair of brush fires that blackened around three dozen acres alongside Interstate 15 in the Deer Springs area were 95 percent contained Thursday morning.

Brush Fire Near I-15 60% Contained

Brush Fire Near I-15 60% Contained

Aug. 10
By City News Service

A pair of brush fires alongside Interstate 15 in the Deer Springs area scorched an estimated 35 combined acres.

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Aug. 8
By KPBS News, City News Service

Crews were working to extinguish a brush fire that started Monday afternoon alongside Interstate 15, near Gopher Canyon Road and Castle Creek County Club in unincorporated Escondido.

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Aug. 8
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County officials are cheering the return of a huge helicopter crane that will help with aerial firefighting over the next three months. This is the seventh year the large chopper would be deployed as part of the county's firefighting fleet.

Camp Pendleton Fire 96% Contained

Camp Pendleton Fire 96% Contained

July 26
By City News Service

About 1,245 open acres have been blackened since the blaze, dubbed the Roblar Fire, ignited off Roblar and Case Springs roads Thursday afternoon.

Fire North Of Lakeside Is Now 100% Contained

Fire North Of Lakeside Is Now 100% Contained

July 25
By City News Service

The brush fire charred 18 acres. It ignited for unknown reasons Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of state Route 67 and Slaughterhouse Canyon Road in Lakeside

Camp Pendleton Fire Nears Containment

Camp Pendleton Fire Nears Containment

July 25
By City News Service

As of 6:30 a.m., the ground and airborne crews had the blaze at 88 percent containment,

Burning Vehicle Starts Brush Fire In Ramona

Burning Vehicle Starts Brush Fire In Ramona

July 22
By KPBS News, City News Service

The fire started Friday afternoon along state Route 67 near Rockhouse Road. The highway was closed for a time while crews battled the blaze dubbed the Rock fire.

Forest Service, Cal Fire Assist Camp Pendleton In Battling Fire

Forest Service, Cal Fire Assist Camp Pendleton In Battling Fire

July 21
By City News Service

According to Camp Pendleton, the fire had burned 2,000 acres and was 0 percent contained as of early Friday.

Emerald Alleges Vote Swapping Killed Firehouse Bond

Emerald Alleges Vote Swapping Killed Firehouse Bond

July 21
By Andrew Bowen

Republicans on the San Diego City Council this week blocked a ballot measure to build 18 fire stations with an increase in property taxes. Councilwoman Marti Emerald says the measure failed because she refused to participate in a vote-swapping deal.

San Diego Firehouse Bond Fails At City Council

San Diego Firehouse Bond Fails At City Council

July 21
By Andrew Bowen

A proposal to build 18 fire stations in San Diego failed to get enough votes on the City Council on Tuesday. The measure looked to be headed for the November ballot, but one council member withdrew her support.