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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

Tease photo for 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.

Tease photo for Brush Fire Near San Diego-Riverside County Line 65% Contained

Brush Fire Near San Diego-Riverside County Line 65% Contained

June 6
By City News Service

Nearly 400 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.

Tease photo for Winds, Heat Help Reignite Pala Fire On San Diego-Riverside Border

Winds, Heat Help Reignite Pala Fire On San Diego-Riverside Border

June 3
By KPBS News, City News Service

Brisk winds and hot temperatures contributed to a new fire igniting Friday afternoon in the 45-acre burn area from the fire earlier this week in northern San Diego County.

Tease photo for Crews Battle Fire In Open Training Area At Camp Pendleton

Crews Battle Fire In Open Training Area At Camp Pendleton

June 2
By City News Service

A wildfire blackened scores of brushy acres in an open training area at Camp Pendleton Thursday afternoon.

Tease photo for Pala Brush Fire 75% Contained

Pala Brush Fire 75% Contained

June 2
By City News Service

A wildfire that gutted a home, destroyed abandoned sheds and blackened about 45 acres of brushy terrain in the far northern reaches of San Diego County was 75 percent contained Thursday.

Tease photo for Pala Brush Fire 15% Contained

Pala Brush Fire 15% Contained

June 1
By City News Service

Flames that spread from a burning house to trees and brush Tuesday afternoon blackened swaths of hilly open land and forced evacuations of hundreds of residences as a precaution.

Tease photo for Crews Battle Brush Fire In Pala Area

Crews Battle Brush Fire In Pala Area

May 31
By City News Service

Flames that spread from a burning house into trees and brush blackened several dozen open acres Tuesday afternoon in a rural area in the far northern reaches of San Diego County.

Tease photo for San Diego Reaches Agreement With Firefighters

San Diego Reaches Agreement With Firefighters

May 31
By City News Service

The city of San Diego reached a multi-year tentative agreement with firefighters that upholds the pension reform approved by voters under Proposition B, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 145 announced Tuesday.

Tease photo for #ShowUsYourMailers: San Diego Firefighters Spread The Love In City Council Race

#ShowUsYourMailers: San Diego Firefighters Spread The Love In City Council Race

May 31
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego firefighters union endorsed Democrat Barbara Bry in the District 1 City Council race. So why did the union also send out mailers supporting a Republican candidate in the same race?

Tease photo for Crews Battle Fire In 4S Ranch

Crews Battle Fire In 4S Ranch

May 26
By KPBS News, City News Service

A brush fire in a creek bed near Black Mountain Open Space Park prompted evacuations of nearby homes Thursday afternoon while ground and airborne crews worked to douse the flames.

Tease photo for Fire Breaks Out In Chula Vista Riverbed

Fire Breaks Out In Chula Vista Riverbed

May 26
By City News Service

The blaze blackened an area of unknown size in the vicinity of Fourth Avenue and Beyer Way.

Tease photo for Study: Human Activity To Blame For 90% Of Wildfires In California

Study: Human Activity To Blame For 90% Of Wildfires In California

May 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Researchers at the George Washington University found human activity — everything from cigarette litter to toppled power poles — is as much to blame for how often and where wildfires occur.

Tease photo for San Diego Firefighters Prepare For Potential Busy Season

San Diego Firefighters Prepare For Potential Busy Season

May 18
By Maya Trabulsi

Spring rains in San Diego may have brought lush vegetation, but that could spell trouble in the upcoming fire season.

Tease photo for Wildfire Drill To Be Held At Camp Pendleton

Wildfire Drill To Be Held At Camp Pendleton

May 5
By City News Service

Military and civilian firefighters, sheriff's deputies and helicopter crews will practice responding to wildfires Thursday at Camp Pendleton.

Tease photo for Wildfires Cause Dip In New California Housing Units

Wildfires Cause Dip In New California Housing Units

May 2
By Associated Press

San Diego is still California's second-largest city, adding 12,000 residents to reach just under 1.4 million.