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Live Updates: Firefighters Continue To Battle Creek Fire In Fallbrook

Dec. 26, 2020
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

A wind-driven brush fire erupted near Fallbrook Thursday morning, prompting mandatory evacuations and road closures.

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Santa Ana Winds Set To Return; Red Flag Warnings Called

Dec. 22, 2020
By City News Service

Santa Ana winds will make a return to the region Wednesday, combining with low humidity levels to create dangerous fire conditions that are expected to continue into Thursday and bring the potential for power shutoffs.

Flames are seen on the hillside in Santee at th...

Santee Brush Fire Spread Halted, Evacuation Notice Lifted

Dec. 16, 2020
By KPBS News

An evacuation notice was issued in Santee due to a brush fire named the Chaparral Fire. Firefighters have halted the spread of the fire.

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Fire Damages Mountain View Home, Sends Firefighter To Hospital

Dec. 11, 2020
By City News Service

A fire erupted Friday morning at a Mountain View home and sent one firefighter to a hospital with minor injuries.

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San Diego County Under Wildfire Warning Due To Strong Santa Ana Winds

Dec. 8, 2020
By City News Service

The warning will remain in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday in the mountains and the western valleys. A high-wind warning will also be in effect through noon in those areas.

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Strong Santa Ana Winds Raise Risk Of Wildfires Again In San Diego County

Dec. 7, 2020
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

Gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity will significantly raise the risk of wildfires in the San Diego County mountains and western valleys Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Predawn Blaze Guts Fallbrook Home, Sparks Small Brush Fire

Dec. 4, 2020
By City News Service

A fire that broke out at a Fallbrook home Friday morning spread to surrounding vegetation, but firefighters halted the blaze at a quarter-acre.

A helicopter drops water as the Bond Fire burns...

California Fire Danger Remains High Even As Winds Ease

Dec. 4, 2020
By Associated Press

Fire danger remained high Friday amid unpredictable wind gusts and dry conditions in Southern California, as crews made progress against blazes that burned several homes and injured two firefighters.

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Firefighters Subdue 30-Acre Wildfire In Rancho San Diego

Dec. 3, 2020
By City News Service

A brush fire in the unincorporated Rancho San Diego area near El Cajon burned 30 acres and was 50% contained Thursday morning after destroying one home and damaging six others, authorities said.

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What To Know When There's A Wildfire

Dec. 3, 2020
By Christopher Underwood

Here is a quick-resource page to help you in the event of a fire.

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Thousands Without Power As Santa Ana Winds Raise Wildfire Risk In San Diego County

Dec. 3, 2020
By City News Service

Extreme fire danger persisted throughout the San Diego area for a second day Thursday as gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity combined to heighten the risk of wildfires and utility officials shut off power for tens of thousands of inland homes and businesses as a precaution.

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San Diego Getting Strong, Dry Winds From Santa Ana

Dec. 2, 2020
By Erik Anderson

San Diego’s National Weather Service is issuing a red flag warning for the region’s mountains because as dry, windy conditions are expected to persist this week.

Sign on Highway 76 near Fallbrook and Bonsall w...

Forecasts Of Intense Santa Ana Conditions Prompt Wildfire Warnings

Dec. 2, 2020
By City News Service

Forecasts predict an extended period of gusty, dry conditions across the San Diego area beginning Wednesday night, prompting authorities to issue warnings of increased wildfire hazards and the potential for public- safety power shutoffs in particularly at-risk locales.

Eileen Menzies works to clear her property in L...

Recovery Slow For Valley Fire Victims Who Lost Homes, Businesses

Nov. 30, 2020
Camille von Kaenel/inewsource

From our inewsource partners: Nearly three months after the Valley Fire erupted near Jamul, the people who lost homes and businesses are clearing debris off their land, negotiating with insurance companies if they were insured and applying for federal aid.

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Strong Santa Ana Winds Blow Through Southern California

Nov. 28, 2020
By Associated Press

Strong Santa Ana winds continue to blow through the mountains and foothills of Southern California, bringing danger of wildfires and power cutoffs to prevent ignitions caused by sparking wires.