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Man Who Allegedly Fired Shots During Attempted Emu Rescue Pleads No...

Man Who Allegedly Fired Shots During Attempted Emu Rescue Pleads Not Guilty

June 28
By City News Service

A Campo man accused of firing a shotgun into the air to chase off county personnel who were trying to rescue a neighbor's injured emu during the Border fire last week pleaded not guilty to four felony charges.

City Council Hearing On Bond Measure For Fire Stations Postponed

City Council Hearing On Bond Measure For Fire Stations Postponed

June 28
By City News Service

A proposed ballot measure to ask voters for approval to raise $205 million in bond funds for fire station construction in San Diego that was to be heard by the City Council Tuesday was postponed.

Supervisors Approve Plan To Provide Assistance To Border Fire Victims

Supervisors Approve Plan To Provide Assistance To Border Fire Victims

June 28
By City News Service

The action directs staff to distribute trash bins to residents who need to clear debris and to waive fees for various permits that will be needed in the rebuilding process.

Deadly California Wildfires Spark Debate About Development

Deadly California Wildfires Spark Debate About Development

June 28
By Associated Press

Experts say weather is one factor, but more critical is the state's exploding population, spawning communities in once sparsely inhabited regions long known to burn.

Containment Of Border Fire In East County Increases

Containment Of Border Fire In East County Increases

June 28
By City News Service

The so-called Border Fire, which has destroyed homes, prompted widespread evacuations and blackened more than 7,600 acres since it broke out near Potrero 10 days ago, was 92 percent contained Tuesday.

Border Fire In East County Is Now 90% Contained

Border Fire In East County Is Now 90% Contained

June 27
By City News Service

The Border fire near Potrero was 90 percent contained Monday as it entered its ninth day, having scorched 7,609 acres, destroyed five homes and 11 outbuildings, and prompted widespread evacuations in East County.

Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency As Central California Fire L...

Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency As Central California Fire Leaves Two Dead

June 24
By Associated Press

A wildfire that has destroyed 80 homes and killed two people has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in Central California.

All Evacuation Orders Lifted In East County Fire

All Evacuation Orders Lifted In East County Fire

June 19
By KPBS News, City News Service

Evacuation orders for Potrero, Lake Morena and the surrounding areas have been lifted. The wildfire that started Sunday near the Tecate border crossing had burned 7,483 acres and was 45 percent contained as of Friday morning.

San Diego County Helps Dozens Of Animals Displaced By Border Fire

San Diego County Helps Dozens Of Animals Displaced By Border Fire

June 22
By Tarryn Mento

Whether your pet is a dog, cat, chicken or even an emu, teams are working to rescue animals from a fire burning in east San Diego County.

3 Ways To Help You Stay Safe This Wildfire Season

3 Ways To Help You Stay Safe This Wildfire Season

June 22
By Kristina Bravo

Wildfire season has arrived in Southern California, and there's no better time to make sure you have a plan in place in case disaster strikes.

Shots Fired As County Workers Try To Rescue Injured Emu In Border Fire

Shots Fired As County Workers Try To Rescue Injured Emu In Border Fire

June 21
By City News Service

A Campo man was arrested in the incident, accused of firing a shotgun into the air to chase off the workers trying to rescue a neighbor's injured emu as the Border fire burned nearby. No one was injured, but the emu escaped.

Fire Officials Brace For Heat Wave, Lifeguards Expect Big Beach Crowds

Fire Officials Brace For Heat Wave, Lifeguards Expect Big Beach Crowds

June 17
By KPBS News, City News Service

Temperatures on Sunday and Monday could exceed record levels. Forecasters predict temperature highs to reach 100 to 107 degrees inland, 80 to 95 degrees on the coast and 115 to 121 degrees in the deserts.

Santa Barbara County Wildfire Scorches Area That Hadn't Burn In 60 ...

Santa Barbara County Wildfire Scorches Area That Hadn't Burn In 60 Years

June 17
By Associated Press

Fire officials said early Friday that the blaze had calmed a bit after surging Thursday night. For a second night, U.S. 101 was closed in the area.

Wildfire Near Oil Refinery West Of Santa Barbara Burning Out Of Con...

Wildfire Near Oil Refinery West Of Santa Barbara Burning Out Of Control

June 16
By Associated Press

Hundreds of people were forced from campgrounds in Los Padres National Forest on Wednesday night, fire officials says. State Route 101 was closed in both directions near the city of Goleta.

Temecula Fire Is 85 Percent Contained

Temecula Fire Is 85 Percent Contained

June 7
By City News Service

Firefighters have been working to extinguish the blaze along the shoulder of southbound Interstate 15 just south of Temecula Parkway since it broke out late Saturday morning, according to Cal Fire.