Living With Wildfires: San Diego Firestorm 10 Years Later
As many in Northern California begin to pick up the pieces following the deadliest wildfires in the state's history, San Diegans remember the destructive 2007 wildfires that burned 10 years ago this month.
KPBS set up a listening post to record some of the most powerful and poignant memories people have of the 2007 firestorm.
The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to decide Thursday whether SDG&E can charge ratepayers $379 million to recover costs from the 2007 wildfires.
In the aftermath of the 2007 wildfires, RB United played a key role in helping Rancho Bernardo residents rebuild their homes. Now the volunteer-run organization focuses on disaster preparedness.
What was it like to cover the destructive 2007 wildfires, to send reporters into danger, to get out critical information amidst crashing websites and without smart phones? Well, there was invention, cooperation and pure determination. And a new thing called Twitter.
A decade after the 2007 Harris fires charred tens of thousands of acres in San Diego County, a San Diego Union-Tribune photographer reflects on his career and lessons learned from covering wildfires.
Javier Mainer, an assistant fire chief for the city of San Diego when wildfires consumed large swaths of San Diego County in 2007, talks with KPBS reporter Erik Anderson.
The wildfires that tore through San Diego County 10 years ago this week destroyed an estimated 1,600 homes. Two couples who lost everything when their homes burned to the ground talk about how the experience changed them.
Some 15,000 people fleeing wildfires in 2007 sought shelter in Qualcomm Stadium, since renamed SDCCU Stadium. Officials say the effort was proof the city can manage massive evacuations — with the help of volunteers and donations.
To help ensure the region does not see an encore of the 2007 wildfires, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department has created an arsenal of data and technology.
The 2007 firestorms were the last major conflagration to scorch San Diego County. Those firestorms have left lasting marks on the community.
Ten years after she nearly burned to death in the Harris Fire, former firefighter Brooke Linman is ready for her closeup.
Jay and Kendra Jeffcoat were on a family vacation in Colorado when they learned their Rancho Bernardo home burned down in the Witch Creek fire in 2007.
Among the 10 people killed in the Witch Creek and Harris fires a group of immigrants from Mexico who were in the U.S. illegally who died as they made their journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.