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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

Emergency Rule Eases Process To Cut Down Drought-Stricken Trees

June 29
By Susan Murphy
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With extreme drought and an infestation of bark beetles decimating California’s forests, the state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has adopted an emergency regulation for removing dead trees.

Fire Crews Knock Down Brush Fire In Chula Vista

June 26
By KPBS News, City News Service
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The fire started about 4 p.m. off Otay Lakes Road, near Woods Drive, and burned 80 acres.

Southern California Fire Officials Boost Staff In Preparation Of Dry Weather

June 26
By City News Service
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With widespread dry lightning and strong winds forecast for the upcoming week, state firefighting officials have increased their readiness across Southern California.

Mexican Authorities Investigate Deadly Nursing Home Fire

June 26
By Jean Guerrero
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The Baja California state prosecutor is investigating a fire that killed 17 people at a Mexicali nursing home this week. Mexicali's mayor said the Tuesday morning fire may have been intentionally set.

Air Tankers Briefly Grounded After Drone Spotted Over San Bernardino Fire

June 25
By Associated Press, David Wagner
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Officials say they temporarily grounded air tankers for safety reasons after a hobbyist's drone flew near a huge forest fire in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Fire At Building Near Lindbergh Field Briefly Interrupts Trolley Service Nearby

June 25
By 10News
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The fire broke out before 4:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of West Palm Street, adjacent to the Metropolitan Transit System trolley tracks.

No Rest For Cal Fire After Dousing 270 Fires Last Week

June 22
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio, KPBS News
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Cal Fire is bracing for a busy week as temperatures rise into triple-digits across the state.

Crews Fully Contain Brush Fire Near Spring Valley

June 19
By KPBS News, City News Service
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Cal Fire said the fire started Friday afternoon along state Route 94, near Via Mercado, and burned about 10 acres.

Wildcat Fire Near Barona Casino 100% Contained

June 19
By KPBS News, City News Service
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The blaze, which erupted for unknown reasons near Akuunyaa Way shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday, caused no reported structural damage but left two of the personnel working the fire lines in need of emergency care.

Wildcat Fire Near Barona Casino Now 68% Contained

June 18
By KPBS News, City News Service
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As of around 4 p.m., the Wildcat fire had scorched roughly 170 acres. A firefighter was reportedly injured battling the blaze.

Crews Work Through Night To Fight Brush Fire Near Barona Casino

June 17
By KPBS News, City News Service
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The fire broke out about 5 p.m. Wednesday off Wildcat Canyon Road near the Barona Casino in Lakeside. Wildcat Canyon Road was closed near San Vincente Road.

San Diego Fire Department Could See Employee Retention Problems

June 10
By City News Service
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The Fire-Rescue Department recently began tracking data on academy recruits following concerns over less qualified candidates showing interest in becoming firefighters.

Sorrento Valley Brush Fire Caused By Hawk Hitting Power Line

June 9
By City News Service
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The fire blackened about four acres and caused an electrical outage to area businesses and other structures.

New Fire Station Opens In San Diego County's Boulevard

June 5
By City News Service
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The facility will house up to a dozen firefighters, paramedics and six vehicles from the County Fire Authority and Cal Fire.

Teen Who Set Fire That Sparked Massive Cocos Fire Sentenced To Community Service

May 27
By City News Service
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A teenage girl who started a fire a year ago that sparked the larger Cocos wildfire was sentenced to 400 hours of community service with an organization like the Burn Institute or Salvation Army.