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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

Eclipse Fire In Campo 40 Percent Contained

Eclipse Fire In Campo 40 Percent Contained

Aug. 21
By City News Service, KPBS

A brush fire named “Eclipse Fire” off La Posta and Royal Willie roads in Campo, grew to about 200 acres Monday, according to Cal Fire.

San Diego Firefighters Receive New Technology To Improve Communication

San Diego Firefighters Receive New Technology To Improve Communication

Aug. 10
By City News Service

Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will provide the city of San Diego with the use of an aircraft to improve communication between firefighters during wildfires, the mayor's office announced Thursday.

Fire Risk Is High In California, Northwest, Northern Plains

Fire Risk Is High In California, Northwest, Northern Plains

Aug. 1
By Associated Press

Forecasters say the threat of major U.S. wildfires will remain high throughout August in Southern California, northern Nevada and parts of the Northwest and northern Great Plains.

New Interactive San Diego County Map Shows Disaster Risks

New Interactive San Diego County Map Shows Disaster Risks

July 31
By Katie Schoolov

The county unveiled a new interactive online "Know Your Hazards" map that pinpoints disaster risks at your location.

'Land On Fire' Author Discusses New Reality Of California Wildfires

'Land On Fire' Author Discusses New Reality Of California Wildfires

July 25
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Nature writer Gary Ferguson says heavy fuels, climate change and housing development are mostly to blame for fires that are bigger and hotter than they have been previously.

Lost Fire 60 Percent Contained

Lost Fire 60 Percent Contained

July 24
By City News Service

Firefighters, with the help of a morning rainstorm, had a wildfire that blackened 255 acres of brush in the far northeastern reaches of San Diego County about 60 percent contained Monday.

Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Di...

Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Diego County

July 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Just over a week ago, the Jennings fire in San Diego's East County led to an evacuation order for residents of threatened homes and shut down a portion of Interstate 8. The fire was extinguished after burning 400 acres. No injuries or structural damages resulted from the fire.

Thousands Flee Raging Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park

Thousands Flee Raging Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park

July 19
By Associated Press

A stubborn wildfire burning in the rugged mountains outside Yosemite National Park has placed nearly 5,000 structures under threat Wednesday.

US Forest Service Enacts Fire Restrictions In San Diego County

US Forest Service Enacts Fire Restrictions In San Diego County

July 17
By Tom Fudge

Due to recent wildfires, prevailing high temperatures and ongoing combustion threat levels, Cleveland National Forest will operate under elevated fire restrictions beginning Monday, the U.S. Forest Service announced.

San Diego Firefighters Help Battle State's Largest Wildfire

San Diego Firefighters Help Battle State's Largest Wildfire

July 9
By Associated Press, City News Service

Fire crews from the San Diego area have been deployed to help battle the nearly 24,000-acre Alamo Fire in San Luis Obispo County, the largest of 14 wildfires currently burning across California.

Experts Say There Is High Chance Of Wildfires Through October

Experts Say There Is High Chance Of Wildfires Through October

July 3
By City News Service

Hotter than average temperatures, fewer summer storms than normal and an abundance of fuel created by California's wet winter will result in an above-average possibility of large wildfires this summer and fall in much of San Diego County, a new report said.

Cristianitos Fire 70 Percent Contained

Cristianitos Fire 70 Percent Contained

June 29
By City News Service

Military and civilian firefighters worked together for a second day Thursday to contain a wildfire that has burned hundreds of acres on the grounds of Camp Pendleton and in the southern reaches of neighboring Orange County.

Heat Wave Subsides, But Wildfire Risk Remains

Heat Wave Subsides, But Wildfire Risk Remains

June 27
By City News Service

Temperatures across San Diego County will begin to lower Tuesday, but the risk of wildfires will remain high in some areas.

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.

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