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North County Representatives React To Lilac Fire

North County Representatives React To Lilac Fire

Dec. 8
By City News Service

Representatives from North County have released statements in reaction to San Diego County's Lilac Fire.

Sweetwater Fire Erupts In East County

Sweetwater Fire Erupts In East County

Dec. 8
By City News Service

As firefighters battled the 4,100-acre Lilac Fire burning in San Diego's North County, a new brush fire broke out Friday in the East County near Interstate 8 in Descanso, authorities said.

Several Horses Killed, Hundreds Let Loose Amid Fast-Moving Lilac Fire

Several Horses Killed, Hundreds Let Loose Amid Fast-Moving Lilac Fire

Dec. 7
By Tarryn Mento

An estimated 10 to 20 horses at a Bonsall training facility died.

Santa Ana Winds Expected To Pick Up Again This Weekend

Santa Ana Winds Expected To Pick Up Again This Weekend

Dec. 7
By Alison St John

The National Weather Service says the worst of the Santa Winds should be over, however, strong winds are expected to persist through the weekend, potentially hampering firefighting efforts.

Parts Of Fallbrook In Ashes After Lilac Fire

Parts Of Fallbrook In Ashes After Lilac Fire

Dec. 7
By City News Service, KPBS News

Driven by Santa Ana winds, a brush fire ignited Thursday morning off of Interstate 15 and State Route 76 in the Bonsall-Fallbrook area, burning at least 4,100 acres, destroying at least 65 structures, according to fire officials.

Shooter Among Dead In New Mexico School Shooting

Shooter Among Dead In New Mexico School Shooting

Dec. 7
By Associated Press

New Mexico State Police say the suspect in a high school shooting is among the three dead.

Major Southern California Freeway Closed Amid Wildfire Fight

Major Southern California Freeway Closed Amid Wildfire Fight

Dec. 7
By Associated Press

Authorities closed a major freeway Thursday as flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire jumped lanes and churned toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles as crews kept an eye on unpredictable winds.

How San Diego's Foreign Language Speakers Stay Informed About Wildf...

How San Diego's Foreign Language Speakers Stay Informed About Wildfires

Dec. 7
By Tarryn Mento

As the wildfire threat level climbs, how can non-English speakers get informed?

What You Need To Know In The Event Of A Wildfire In San Diego County

What You Need To Know In The Event Of A Wildfire In San Diego County

Dec. 6
By KPBS News

If you or your loved ones live in an area prone to wildfires, there are certain steps you can take to be prepared.

New Blaze Erupts In Wildfire-Plagued Southern California

New Blaze Erupts In Wildfire-Plagued Southern California

Dec. 6
By Associated Press

A dramatic new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles early Wednesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California.

'Extreme' Fire Warning Issued For Thursday In San Diego County

'Extreme' Fire Warning Issued For Thursday In San Diego County

Dec. 6
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County’s highest possible wildfire alert has been issued for Thursday as forecasters warn of strengthening Santa Ana winds combined with single digit humidity levels.

San Diego City Council Unanimously Approves Raises For Police Depar...

San Diego City Council Unanimously Approves Raises For Police Department

Dec. 5
By City News Service

An agreement to boost salaries for San Diego police officers was unanimously approved by the City Council Tuesday to address continuing difficulties in retaining personnel and recruiting new employees.

San Diego Police Salary Boost Agreement To Go Before City Council

San Diego Police Salary Boost Agreement To Go Before City Council

Dec. 5
By City News Service

An agreement to boost salaries for officers to keep them from leaving the San Diego Police Department is scheduled to go before the City Council for formal approval Tuesday.

Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Fire Warning In San Diego

Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Fire Warning In San Diego

Dec. 5
By City News Service

A wildfire warning prompted by strong Santa Ana winds and near-negligible humidity levels kept the San Diego area an high alert Tuesday as destructive, out-of-control wildfires driven by similar conditions tore through parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Once Again, California Neighborhoods Under Siege From Wind-Driven F...

Once Again, California Neighborhoods Under Siege From Wind-Driven Fires

Dec. 5
By Associated Press

For the second time in two months, wind-driven fires tore through California communities in the middle of the night, leaving rows of homes and a psychiatric hospital in ruins Tuesday and sending tens of thousands of people fleeing for their lives.