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.
Hundreds of firefighters worked today to quell a firearm-sparked brush fire that has charred nearly 1,000 open acres in remote terrain southeast of Julian since Sunday.
California’s wildfire season is off to an early and dangerous start. Firefighters have already battled 1,600 wildfires throughout the state, which is 500 more fires compared to the same period last year and 85 percent more fires than in an average year.
Governor Jerry Brown is warning Californians that climate change will make wildfires more frequent and dangerous. We'll assess what the governor means about adapting to this new reality.
Dire predictions are being made by state officials about this year's fire season. Cal Fire in San Diego went to peak staffing this week, a month ahead of schedule, to prepare for a dangerous fire season.
The California National Guard has played a key role in fighting the fires burning throughout the state. But Major General David Baldwin says the Guard's ability to fight future fires will be hampered by sequestration cuts.
CAL FIRE is warning that a dangerous wildfire season has already started in California. So far more than 40,000 acres have burned statewide.
San Diego Fire Department officials are warning homeowners to prepare for what could be a difficult fire season.
The California Department of Consumer Affairs is proposing regulations that could lead to the end of flame retardant chemicals in furniture.
Dealing with a large, scared animal can be a nightmare at a crash scene or in a wildfire. That's why first responders are gathered at the Del Mar Fairgrounds today. They are getting training that might help them in a crisis.