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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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Controlled Burn Scheduled In Lake Morena Village

April 26
By City News Service

Firefighters will burn piles of dead vegetation Tuesday in an open area in the Lake Morena Village community.

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Crews Battle Brush Fire In Linda Vista

April 18
By 10News , City News Service

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department extinguished a brush fire reported in Linda Vista about 5:05 p.m. Monday.

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Brush Fires In San Marcos, Encinitas Threatened Homes

April 18
By 10News , KPBS News

The blazes threatened homes Sunday night and early Monday morning. The fire in San Marcos engulfed two cars, but no homes were damaged.

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Get Ready For An Active Fire Season, County Officials Say

April 14
By Erik Anderson

Winter rains fed an explosion of grass throughout San Diego County, which could fuel fires this year. Officials urge residents to clear fire hazards from around their homes.

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Ballot Measure To Raise Funds For Fire Stations Advances

April 11
By City News Service

If passed by voters in the November general election, two bonds totaling $205 million would fund construction of nearly 20 fire stations designed to fill geographical gaps where response times are longer than the standard of 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

San Ysidro Gas Line Break Forced Street Shutdown

San Ysidro Gas Line Break Forced Street Shutdown

March 29
By City News Service

A backhoe operator working on a construction project in the 5100 block of Otay Mesa Road accidentally severed the 4-inch-diameter underground pipe about 9 a.m.

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San Diego Welcomes Test Site For Firefighters

March 16
By Steve Walsh

Miramar College is now the home of the fourth test site for the Candidate Physical Ability Test, which is required by nearly every fire department in the state. Previously, firefighters would have to travel to as far away as Sacramento to take the test.

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Officials Investigating SDSU Dorm Fire Say Possibly Arson

Dec. 11
By City News Service

San Diego police are investigating a fire at a San Diego State University dorm that may have been intentionally set. All 11 residents were able to get out safely.

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Brian Fennessy Becomes San Diego's 17th Fire Chief

Nov. 12
By City News Service

Brian Fennessy, 56, will be in charge of reducing response times, building new fire stations, recruiting and retaining firefighters, and developing more diversity in the ranks.

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Extreme Fire Weather In Store For Southern California

Nov. 11
By Associated Press

The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings for Los Angeles and Ventura counties. There's less of a threat in San Diego County.

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San Diego Leaders Honor Outgoing Fire Chief

Nov. 10
By City News Service

Retiring San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Chief Javier Mainar was given two standing ovations Tuesday when he was honored by the City Council for his 35 years of service.

Controlled Burns Planned For Mount Laguna Area

Nov. 3
By City News Service

The U.S. Forest Service Wednesday is scheduled to begin a series of controlled burns in the eastern San Diego County highlands.

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Mission Valley Gets A Fire Station

Nov. 2
By Nicholas McVicker, City News Service

After nine years of operating a temporary fire station in Mission Valley, the city of San Diego celebrated the grand opening of an $11.1 million permanent facility.

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San Diego County Prepares For Floods Ahead Of El Niño

Oct. 19
By Susan Murphy

The torrential rains and devastating mudflows that struck last week north of Los Angeles could be a harbinger of El Niño’s coming wrath in San Diego County, emergency officials warned.

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Interior Secretary, Congressman Lobby For Wildfire Funding Plan In El Cajon

Oct. 14
By Dwane Brown

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Rep. Scott Peters back creating a funding plan to treat wildfires more like natural disasters.

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