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July 2014 San Diego Wildfire Map

Teen Suspect In Cocos Fire To Stand Trial

Aug. 21
Associated Press
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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.

141K Commercial Smoke Detectors Recalled

Aug. 20
By City News Service
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The 33 models of alarms are designed for commercial use in schools, hotels, motels, apartments and dormitories, as well as homes.

Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On Blaze Near Yosemite; Some Evacuees Return Home

Aug. 19
SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press
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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.

Small Brush Fire Quickly Stopped In Otay Mesa

Aug. 16
By KPBS , City News Service
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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.

Jury Deadlocks In Ex-Con's Trial For Oceanside Arson Fire

Aug. 8
By City News Service

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.

Man Charged With Starting Massive Rim Fire In California

Aug. 7
Associated Press
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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.

U.S. Forest Service Running Out Of Money To Fight Fires

Aug. 6
Kevin Freking / Associated Press
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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.

More Than 25 Percent Of California's Firefighting Budget Already Up In Smoke

Aug. 1
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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Cal Fire has spent $47 million, out of a total budget of $209 million, in just the month of July.

Girl Accused Of Arson In Cocos Fire To Undergo Mental Exam

July 30
By City News Service
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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.

Multiple Brush Fires Squelched Near Barona Casino

July 29
By KPBS , City News Service
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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.

3-Alarm Fire Shuts Down Runways At Brown Field

July 29
By City News Service
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A three-alarm fire broke out at Brown Field Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon, forcing the airport to shut down runways.

UCSD Student Housing Fire Causes $525K In Damage

July 28
By City News Service

Crews had the fire knocked down in about 20 minutes and its cause was under investigation, a fire spokesman said.

Cleveland National Forest Upping Fire Risk To 'Elevated' On Friday

July 17
By City News Service
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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.

95-Acre Mission Trails Fire Extinguished

July 15
By City News Service
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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,

Brush Fire At Mission Trails Regional Park Kept To 95 Acres; Blaze 95% Contained

July 13
By Emily Burns, Patty Lane, Neiko Will
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Firefighters moved quickly Sunday afternoon to attack the blaze in the San Diego park from the ground and air. Mission Trails Park should be open Tuesday.

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