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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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Cal Fire: Lilac Fire Nearly Contained

Dec. 13, 2017
By City News Service

The Lilac Fire that burned 4,100 acres in the North County between Fallbrook and Oceanside remained 95 percent contained Wednesday, and several hundred firefighters were released from their assignments digging containment lines around the burn area.

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Insurance Commissioner Says More Intense Fires Could Lead to Fewer Fire Insurance Options

Dec. 12, 2017
Guy Marzorati / KQED

The “new normal” of California’s fire season — year-round threats to homes all over the state — could alter the marketplace for fire insurance, according to California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

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Supervisors Waive Permit Fees For Rebuilding After Lilac Fire

Dec. 11, 2017
By City News Service

The County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to waive permit fees for the rebuilding of more than 200 structures that have been destroyed or damaged in the Lilac Fire.

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Firefighters Protect Seaside California Towns As Blaze Rages

Dec. 11, 2017
By Associated Press

Thousands remained under evacuation orders Monday as the fire churned west through seaside Santa Barbara County towns northwest of Los Angeles.

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All Evacuation Orders For Lilac Fire Lifted

Dec. 11, 2017
By City News Service

All evacuation orders for the Lilac Fire were lifted Monday after crews managed to etch fire lines around 80 percent of the blaze.

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As Flames Get Running Start, Region’s Disaster Resources Face Early Glitches

Dec. 8, 2017
By Megan Burks

A high volume of calls and web views meant some San Diegans couldn’t access 211 and Alert San Diego for information on the Lilac Fire.

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Lilac Fire: San Diego County Fire Evacuation Information

Dec. 8, 2017
By Christopher Underwood

Mandatory evacuation orders are in place Friday for some parts of North County San Diego after a wildfire fueled by fast-moving Santa Ana winds scorched thousands of acres in the Bonsall-Fallbrook area.

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Uber And Lyft Offering Free Rides For Those Affected By Wildfires In Southern California

Dec. 8, 2017
By City News Service

The ride hailing services Uber and Lyft today are offering free rides up to a value of $50 to and from evacuation centers in San Diego County and other areas affected by wildfires in Southern California.

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Coalition Working To Share Fire Updates With Migrant Farm Workers

Dec. 8, 2017
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit community health organization said they're working on-the-ground to keep Spanish-speaking farm workers and their families informed about the Lilac fire.

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Fund Set Up For Horses After Lilac Wildfire

Dec. 8, 2017
By City News Service

The Lilac Fire in northern San Diego County killed about 25 horses and left owners and trainers searching for missing horses.

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High Winds, Power Outages Prompt School Closures Across San Diego County

Dec. 8, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego County Office of Education reports that some school districts in the county will be closed Friday due to high winds and potential power outages.

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How To Help In The Aftermath Of Lilac Wildfire

Dec. 8, 2017
By Claire Trageser

Volunteers are pouring in to help after the Lilac Fire tore through thousands of acres in San Diego County. While several local organizations say they are at capacity for volunteers, there are still ways to help.

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North County Representatives React To Lilac Fire

Dec. 8, 2017
By City News Service

Representatives from North County have released statements in reaction to San Diego County's Lilac Fire.

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Sweetwater Fire Erupts In East County

Dec. 8, 2017
By City News Service

As firefighters battled the 4,100-acre Lilac Fire burning in San Diego's North County, a new brush fire broke out Friday in the East County near Interstate 8 in Descanso, authorities said.

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Several Horses Killed, Hundreds Let Loose Amid Fast-Moving Lilac Fire

Dec. 7, 2017
By Tarryn Mento

An estimated 10 to 20 horses at a Bonsall training facility died.