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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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Guard Troops Search For More Dead In Aftermath Of Wildfire

Nov. 14
By Associated Press

With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames.

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Fire Weather Risk Causes Power Outages, School Closures In San Diego County

Nov. 14
By City News Service

Seven rural school districts as well as two campuses in San Diego County were closed Wednesday as the region remained under a red flag warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire and around 18,600 utility customers remained without power.

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N. California Fires Death Toll Now At 48; Many Still Missing

Nov. 14
By Associated Press

A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California's deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends.

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Fire Weather Risk, Extreme High Winds Remain In San Diego County

Nov. 13
By City News Service

San Diego County Tuesday remains under a red flag warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire, with the National Weather Service forecasting Santa Ana wind gusts approaching 80 miles per hour along with low humidity as utility officials shut off power to around 10,600 customers in the region as a safety precaution.

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San Diego Fire Department Increases Staffing As Fire Weather Danger Persists

Nov. 12
By City News Service

Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will persist Monday, with a red flag warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in the San Diego County mountains and valleys.

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Trump Approves California Disaster Declaration

Nov. 12
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump says he has approved an "expedited" major disaster declaration for California over the deadly wildfires burning at both ends of the state.

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Wildfire Destroys Thousands Of Buildings In California Town

Nov. 9
By Associated Press

A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the daytime sky. Several thousand buildings were destroyed by flames, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection official said.

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Strong Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Warning For San Diego County

Oct. 19
By City News Service

Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Friday denoting a strong risk of wildfire in San Diego County.

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4,000 Evacuated In California As Underground Gas Fire Burns

Oct. 18
By Associated Press

A grass fire sparked by a power line failure was threatening a major Chevron natural gas pipeline junction Thursday, leading to the evacuation of about 1,400 homes.

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Fire Weather Watch Issued For San Diego County

Oct. 18
By City News Service

Santa Ana winds will sweep through parts of San Diego County Thursday, combining with low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous wind-driven wildfires, the National Weather Service said.

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When Fire Strikes, Lake County Turns to Community Radio Station

Oct. 16
Sam Harnett/KQED

There’s only one community radio station in Lake County: KPFZ.

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California Utilities Say Wind-Driven Outages Still Possible

Oct. 15
By Associated Press

California utilities were restoring electricity after intentionally cutting it to tens of thousands of people because of extreme fire danger but high winds projected to sweep the area into Tuesday morning could see more outages.

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Fire Weather Still Threatening San Diego County

Oct. 16
By City News Service

Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity levels and warm temperatures will persist Tuesday, with a red flag fire warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in San Diego County.

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SDG&E Shuts Off Power To 360 Customers Due To High Winds

Oct. 15
By KPBS News

San Diego Gas and Electric shut off power to about 360 customers in San Diego County on Monday due to high wind conditions that could pose a risk for wildfires.

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'A Little Broken': First Responders Grapple With Unseen Scars Of The 2017 Fire Siege

Oct. 15
Sukey Lewis/KQED

Shortly after Lucas Boek joined his local fire department, he saw a veteran firefighter walk into firehouse and drop all his gear. “’That’s it, I’m done,’” Boek remembers the man saying. “’I can’t do this anymore.’ And he left.”

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