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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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National City Firefighter Injured At Brush Fire Near Plaza Bonita Mall

June 28
By City News Service

A National City firefighter suffered burns to his lower back Thursday while on scene of a brush fire that began in a riverbed near the Plaza Bonita Mall.

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Evacuations Lifted In Northern California Wildfire Area

June 28
By Associated Press

Fire crews gained ground Wednesday against a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 12 homes.

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California Wildfire Grows, 1,500 Under Evacuation Orders

June 26
By Associated Press

A wildfire in Northern California that forced about 1,500 people to flee their homes grew overnight and was heading toward a sparsely populated area in a region hit hard by wildfires in recent years, authorities said Tuesday.

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Thousands Flee As Flames Race Across Dry Rural California

June 25
By Associated Press

Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California.

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San Diego County Fire Authority Looks Ahead To Summer Fire Season

June 14
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego County Fire Authority and Cal Fire said they have enough resources to deal with major fires at this time but are expecting those resources to get stretched.

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Crews Subdue 35-Acre Ramona Brush Fire

June 14
By City News Service

A brush fire possibly ignited by a burning vehicle spread over nearly three dozen open acres in Ramona Thursday, threatening homes for a time but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.

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Power Tool Used To Clear Brush Blamed For LA Hillside Fire

June 13
By Associated Press

More than 250 firefighters raced to the hills overlooking Los Angeles to battle a blaze Tuesday afternoon they say was sparked by someone using a power tool to clear brush in a neighborhood of multimillion-dollar mansions.

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New Firefighting Helicopter Technology Tested In California

June 12
By Associated Press

Southern California agencies are field-testing equipment intended to enable helicopters to more quickly fill with water while battling wildfires.

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Southbound I-5 Shut Down For Two Hours After Flames Erupt By Border

June 11
By City News Service

A fire broke out early Monday morning near the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the South Bay, prompting firefighters and highway patrol officers to shut down all southbound lanes just a little north of the U.S.-Mexico border for about two hours, authorities said.

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Wildfire Burning Remote Open Land In Campo Area Now 30 Percent Contained

June 7
By City News Service

A fast-moving wildfire that blackened hundreds of open acres in the far southeastern reaches of San Diego County was 30 percent contained Thursday, fire officials said.

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Wildfire Spreads In Campo Area; One Firefighter Injured

June 6
By City News Service

A fast-moving wildfire spread across hundreds of open acres in southeastern reaches of San Diego County Wednesday, sending a thick column of brown-and-white smoke into the air near the U.S.-Mexico border but posing no immediate structural threats.

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Evacuations Lifted After Firefighters Contain 10-Acre Fire In Rancho San Diego

June 4
By City News Service

A small brush fire scorched about 10 acres of vegetation and prompted the evacuation of several homes in Rancho San Diego before firefighters knocked down the flames, authorities said Monday.

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Brushfire In Del Cerro Now 100 Percent Contained, 'Likely Started By Juveniles'

June 4
By City News Service

A fire that scorched 38 acres of vegetation and forced the evacuation of about 80 homes in Del Cerro, north of San Diego State University, was "more than likely started by juveniles," authorities said.

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Brush Fire Closes I-8 Freeway Near SDSU

June 3
By KPBS News

A brush fire in Del Cerro closed Interstate 8 near San Diego State University on Sunday afternoon. Most lanes were re-opened by Sunday evening.

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Study Provides Look Into Native Plant Recovery Following Wildfires

May 25
By City News Service

Researchers from UC Irvine and San Diego State University Friday announced study results that may provide insight on how native plant habitats can more successfully recover from wildfires.