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July 2014 San Diego Wildfire Map

County Supervisors Assess If San Diego's Fire Resources Are Enough

June 13
By Tarryn Mento
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The Board of Supervisors will review Tuesday the aftermath of last month’s fires and discuss recommendations to better prepare the region for the upcoming fire season.

Trial Ordered For Man Accused Of Re-Igniting Oceanside ‘River’ Fire

June 2
By City News Service

Alberto Serrato, 57, faces 13 years in prison if convicted of fanning flames in the San Luis Rey riverbed.

Firefighters Use Air Fleet To Aid Wildfire Ground Battle

June 1
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego skies were filled with more than smoke when wildfires tore across the county in mid-May. Firefighters were using a variety of aircraft to calm the flames enough for firefighters on the ground to make a stand.

Crews Extinguish Small Brush Fire In Valley Center

May 26
City News Service

A fire blackened about a half-acre of brush today outside Valley Center.

Roundtable: Supervisor Horn's Charity; San Diego Opera Future; Fire Lessons

May 23
By Alison St John, Neiko Will
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San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn's religious charity is questioned. The show will go on at the San Diego Opera. What last week's fires say about this coming season.

Fire Crews Fully Contain Destructive Cocos Fire In San Marcos

May 23
By City News Service
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The fire broke out on a hillside south of Cal State San Marcos on the afternoon of May 14 amid gusty Santa Ana conditions, triple-digit heat and extremely dry ground cover.

Full Containment Of San Marcos Cocos Fire Likely By Today

May 22
By City News Service
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The fire forced thousands of North County residents from their homes but no one was injured.

San Diego County's Water Use Soared During Last Week's Extreme Heat And Wildfires

May 22
By Susan Murphy
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Last week’s wildfires and scorching hot temperatures were draining on San Diego County’s water supply. Water usage increased 14 percent over the previous week.

Reviewing Emergency Management Officials' Response To San Diego Fires

May 21
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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We review the county's response to more than a dozen wildfires that broke out across San Diego last week.

Red Cross In Carlsbad To Help Poinsettia Fire Victims

May 21
By City News Service
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The caseworkers will be available to fire victims in the meeting room at Alga Norte Community Park at 6565 Alicante Road from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m

Brown Proposing Additional $66 Million To Help Fight Wildfires

May 21
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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The state is currently using emergency funds to pay for the additional firefighting positions. The legislature must act on Brown’s proposed budget by the middle of June.

As Cocos Fire Nears Full Containment, Some Crews Being Sent Home

May 20
By KPBS , City News Service
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As of Tuesday morning, the Cocos Fire in San Marcos was 93 percent contained and firefighters were being sent home. Crews fighting two fires at Camp Pendleton also neared full containment.

No Charges For 19-Year-Old Arrested For Alleged Arson In Escondido Fire

May 20
Channel 10 News
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A 19-year-old man arrested for allegedly setting patches of vegetation ablaze in Escondido last week will not face charges.

San Diego County, City Officials To Ratify Emergency Declarations Due To Fires

May 20
By City News Service
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County officials and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer issued emergency declarations in order to tap state and federal funds to pay for fire-fighting and recovery efforts.

Fire Victims Urged To Be Aware Of Scams

May 19
City News Service
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A wildfire task force will fan out across the fire- ravaged North County today and Tuesday to warn homeowners against would-be criminals who prey on victims of natural disasters, the District Attorney's Office said.