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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

City Of San Diego Provided Free Use Of 'Fire Boss' Aircraft

City Of San Diego Provided Free Use Of 'Fire Boss' Aircraft

June 22
By City News Service

The city of San Diego has been provided free use of a maneuverable single-engine firefighting aircraft through July, the mayor's office announced Thursday.

Marines To Conduct Controlled Burn At Miramar Air Station

Marines To Conduct Controlled Burn At Miramar Air Station

June 9
By Christopher Underwood

The Marines will be conducting a controlled burn and fire fighting exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Saturday morning.

New Cal Fire App Helps Users Prepare For Wildfires

New Cal Fire App Helps Users Prepare For Wildfires

April 21
By City News Service

San Diegans who strive to be prepared for wildfires can use a new Cal Fire mobile-device application to keep up with their readiness efforts.

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

April 12
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Independent Budget Analyst's Office estimates that it would cost $91 million to build seven new, unfunded fire stations recommended in a recent report. Staffing them would cost an extra $18.7 million per year.

Budget Shortfall Threatens Zapf's Firehouse Proposal

Budget Shortfall Threatens Zapf's Firehouse Proposal

March 13
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf last year said she was working on a plan to build five new fire stations without raising taxes. Now, seven months after Zapf announced her plan, the city is facing a budget deficit that could make her plan a lot more difficult.

San Diego Council Committee Unanimously Backs Drone Regulations

San Diego Council Committee Unanimously Backs Drone Regulations

Feb. 8
By City News Service

Regulations that would allow local agencies to enforce safe operations of drone aircraft in San Diego were given unanimous initial backing Wednesday by the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

California Firefighters Receive Up To 13.8 Percent Raises

California Firefighters Receive Up To 13.8 Percent Raises

Jan. 12
By Associated Press

State firefighters are slated for raises as high as 13.8 percent this year as California scrambles to fill widespread vacancies before the summer fire season.

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

Jan. 9
By Erik Anderson

SDG&E is trying to convince state regulators that extreme wildfire conditions are the reason the 2007 wildfires killed two people, burned nearly 200,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,300 structures.

SDG&E Seeks $379 Million From Ratepayers In 2007 Wildfire Costs

SDG&E Seeks $379 Million From Ratepayers In 2007 Wildfire Costs

Jan. 9
By Susan Murphy

The public will have an opportunity on Monday to weigh in on SDG&E's request to recover $379 million in costs from the 2007 wildfires. It is the utility's second attempt to pass on hundreds of millions of dollars stemming from the fires to its ratepayers.

Firefighters In San Diego County Battle 'Gopher Fire' Near I-15

Firefighters In San Diego County Battle 'Gopher Fire' Near I-15

Nov. 13
By Tom Fudge

Fire stops freeway traffic and threatened homes in northern San Diego County.

Crews Break Ground On Hillcrest Fire Station Replacement

Crews Break Ground On Hillcrest Fire Station Replacement

Nov. 1
By City News Service

The 65-year-old facility at Ninth and University avenues is too small for modern fire trucks.

Red Flag Fire Warning Reminds San Diegans Of Past October Wildfires

Red Flag Fire Warning Reminds San Diegans Of Past October Wildfires

Oct. 19
By Susan Murphy

San Diego’s most destructive wildfires have occurred during the month of October — typically the time of year when vegetation reaches its driest point and strong Santa Ana winds blow in.

Cameras Keep Watch Over Fire-Prone Regions Across San Diego County

Cameras Keep Watch Over Fire-Prone Regions Across San Diego County

Oct. 10
By Susan Murphy

The high-tech instruments that measure seismic motion and monitor climate hazards are also equipped with cameras that allow fire officials to keep watch over remote fire-prone regions.

Reveal: More People Living In Areas At Risk For Wildfires

Reveal: More People Living In Areas At Risk For Wildfires

Oct. 10
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Reveal, a program of the Center for Investigative Reporting, found that since 1990, 8.5 million more homes are in wildland-urban interface areas, areas where homes and wildland meet and where the potential for wildfires are higher.

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Camp Pendleton Brush Fire Burns 190 Acres, Poses No Threat To Structures

Sept. 29
By City News Service

A brush fire burning on the grounds of Camp Pendleton was 30 percent contained Thursday.

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