- Aug. 25
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department should consider hiring additional personnel instead of relying on overtime to fill staffing vacancies, according to a city auditor's report.
- Aug. 21
A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started the Cocos wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes in the San Marcos area.
- Aug. 20
The 33 models of alarms are designed for commercial use in schools, hotels, motels, apartments and dormitories, as well as homes.
- Aug. 19
Flames erupted Monday near the town about 16 miles from Yosemite, forcing evacuations of more than 1,000 people. Some residents are now being allowed to return home, but it's unclear how many.
- Aug. 16
The 20-acre brush fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Kuebler Ranch Road near Otay Mountain Truck Trail. It may have been started by people target shooting in the area.
- Aug. 8
The man is accused of fueling a fire in the San Luis Rey River bed during a spate of blazes across San Diego County in May. His lawyer will try to get the arson charge dismissed next week to avoid a retrial.
- Aug. 7
The Rim fire raged for two months across 400 square miles of land. It ranks as California's third-largest wildfire and the largest in the Sierra Nevada's recorded history.
- Aug. 6
The money set aside for firefighting will run out by the end of August, so the federal agency is putting on hold as much as $500 million in fire prevention projects.
- Aug. 1
Cal Fire has spent $47 million, out of a total budget of $209 million, in just the month of July.
- July 30
A girl accused of igniting the Cocos fire in the San Marcos area will undergo a mental competency evaluation at the request of her attorney before returning to court.
- July 29
A group of fires blackened more than a dozen open acres alongside a rural road just south of Barona Creek Golf Club on Tuesday before fire crews stopped the flames.
- July 29
A three-alarm fire broke out at Brown Field Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon, forcing the airport to shut down runways.
- July 28
Crews had the fire knocked down in about 20 minutes and its cause was under investigation, a fire spokesman said.
- July 17
Under the stricter rules, which go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday, wood or charcoal fires are allowed only in designated areas, and smoking is prohibited except inside vehicles or buildings or within a developed recreation site.
- July 15
As of late Tuesday afternoon, most of the park was open again to the public, though a few trails in the burn area remained off-limits until further notice,
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