San Diego County officials are set to announce plans to use a new federal emergency alert system to reach people on their cellphones during emergencies.
Under renewed agreements, a San Diego Gas & Electric-owned helitanker will be available for firefighter efforts in San Diego County.
A wildfire blackened hundreds of acres today in rugged, hilly terrain southeast of El Cajon, forcing evacuations of back-country homes and sending a column of thick smoke high into the air.
The threat of devastating wildfires is a fact of life in California. CalFire says it has a prevention plan. But critics in Southern California say using prescribed burns to clear vast tracts of land isn't the answer.
As several wildfires burn across the state, the California Air and Army National Guard are teaming up with CAL FIRE and U.S. Forest Service firefighting crews to battle the blazes.
San Diego County officials celebrate expansion of backcountry high-speed computer network
A massive "vegetation treatment" proposal to reduce wildfires is getting push back from Southern California wildland experts. The plan calls for controlled burns and other fire mitigation efforts covering tens of millions of acres across California. But critics say the proposal will not work in San Diego. We'll find out why.
A VOSD investigation found that first responders are late to high-priority emergencies an average of twice an hour every day.
Firefighters battling the Chariot Fire in San Diego's back country got a break from the weather Wednesday. Now, crews are scouring the more than 7,000 charred acres to assess the damage.
Sequestration begins to bite into the budgets civilian military contractors today. Federal furloughs may threaten emergency responses in California and force many San Diegans to rethink their lifestyles in response to the budget axe.
Two of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill fire were former Marines. Both William Warneke, 25, and Travis Turbyfill, 27, were Marine Corps veterans.
The Arizona wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is a tragic reminder of the danger of firefighting. San Diego firefighters have been training for similar life-threatening situations and bracing for a tough summer and fall.
Nineteen firefighters were killed in a central Arizona wildfire Sunday. The fire had burned 1,000 acres and 200 firefighters were working the blaze as of late Sunday night.
The Camp Pendleton Fire Department is reporting that it has contained the "Tank Fire." The blaze burned more than 490 acres in the San Mateo area of the base.
Having a home in the path of a wildfire doesn't necessarily mean that your home will burn. Fire scientists say increasing ignition resistance of houses based on non-flammable roofs and cleaning up around your home can make a huge difference.