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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

July 18
By KPBS News, City News Service

The brush fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. Monday on Featherstone Canyon Road near the Barona Indian Reservation. The Sheriff's Department initially evacuated the area, but those orders were later lifted.

Crews Fight Small Fire Along I-15 Near Riverside-San Diego County Line

Crews Fight Small Fire Along I-15 Near Riverside-San Diego County Line

July 18
By KPBS News

Northbound lanes were initially closed south of the Border Patrol checkpoint while Cal Fire crews worked to stamp out the series of spot fires.

Crews Move Quickly To Put Out Fire In Volcan Mountain Area

Crews Move Quickly To Put Out Fire In Volcan Mountain Area

July 11
By City News Service

Ground and airborne firefighting crews kept the brush fire near Julian to 15 acres, according to Cal Fire.

Federal Firefighting Aircraft Can Operate Out Of Brown Field

Federal Firefighting Aircraft Can Operate Out Of Brown Field

July 7
By City News Service

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob wanted the U.S. Forest Service to base firefighting aircraft at the Ramona Airport, where Cal Fire's local aviation wing is based. Federal authorities say the Ramona runway is too short.

Brush Fire In Vista Prompts Evacuations

Brush Fire In Vista Prompts Evacuations

July 4
By City News Service

A brush fire in Vista Monday afternoon led to some homes being evacuated near East Bobier Drive and North Santa Fe Avenue. It took firefighters about three hours to extinguish the fire.

Fire Crews Quickly Squelch East County Blaze

Fire Crews Quickly Squelch East County Blaze

July 3
By City News Service

The fire started early Sunday afternoon when a motorcycle's hot underside ignited the brush in the hills east of Dulzura, officials said. It took firefighters about two hours to put it out.

In Border Fire Aftermath, Potrero Community Prepares For Next Blaze

In Border Fire Aftermath, Potrero Community Prepares For Next Blaze

July 1
By Tarryn Mento

While the public awaits confirmation on the identities of two bodies discovered after a fire burned 7,600 acres in southern San Diego County, residents are planning ahead for the next one.

Autopsies Pending On Two Bodies Found In Border Fire's Burn Zone

Autopsies Pending On Two Bodies Found In Border Fire's Burn Zone

June 30
By City News Service

Some area residents believed the bodies were that of a couple who went missing as the blaze spread.

Two People Die In East County's Border Fire

Two People Die In East County's Border Fire

June 29
By City News Service

Neighbors worried about the welfare of a young couple who went missing 10 days ago, as a wildfire spread near their backcountry home, found two bodies believed to be theirs Wednesday morning.

East County's Border Fire Now At 95% Containment

East County's Border Fire Now At 95% Containment

June 29
By City News Service

The Border Fire has leveled homes and blackened more than 7,600 acres over the past 11 days.

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.