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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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Crews Battle Fire In 4S Ranch

May 26
By KPBS News, City News Service

A brush fire in a creek bed near Black Mountain Open Space Park prompted evacuations of nearby homes Thursday afternoon while ground and airborne crews worked to douse the flames.

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Fire Breaks Out In Chula Vista Riverbed

May 26
By City News Service

The blaze blackened an area of unknown size in the vicinity of Fourth Avenue and Beyer Way.

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Study: Human Activity To Blame For 90% Of Wildfires In California

May 19
By Midday Edition

Researchers at the George Washington University found human activity — everything from cigarette litter to toppled power poles — is as much to blame for how often and where wildfires occur.

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San Diego Firefighters Prepare For Potential Busy Season

May 18
By Maya Trabulsi

Spring rains in San Diego may have brought lush vegetation, but that could spell trouble in the upcoming fire season.

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Wildfire Drill To Be Held At Camp Pendleton

May 5
By City News Service

Military and civilian firefighters, sheriff's deputies and helicopter crews will practice responding to wildfires Thursday at Camp Pendleton.

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Wildfires Cause Dip In New California Housing Units

May 2
By Associated Press

San Diego is still California's second-largest city, adding 12,000 residents to reach just under 1.4 million.

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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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