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Wildfire Warnings Cause SDG&E to Cut Power to Thousands in East County and Rural Areas

As a cautionary measure, San Diego Gas & Electric has cut power to approximately 10,000 customers in East County and rural backcountry areas. The move comes after the National Weather Service issued Red Flag warnings in areas due to Santa Anna Winds creating dangerous fire weather conditions. "...
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Fast-Moving Brush Fire Threatening Structures in Ramona

Cal Fire units are battling a 150 acre brush fire in the Ramona area. Cal Fire reports that an earlier structure threat has been mitigated. Cal Fire has named this blaze the Rangeland Fire. The San Diego Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and San Diego Police Department are all responding...
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Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history. Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as...
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Orange County Brush Fire Spreading Quickly

With a smoke plume that can be seen from San Diego County, a fast-moving brush fire has burned at least one structure and is threatening other developed areas in a mountainous area of Orange County this afternoon. The 'Holy Fire' began about 1:30pm around Holy Jim Canyon and Trabuco Creek Road in...
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California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed multiple structures as it burns largely out of control, authorities said Friday. No other details were released about the death blamed on the...
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Joe's Blog: Del Cerro Fire On The I-8 Up Close

This was crazy! We were driving back from Julian yesterday and saw the smoke in the distance. As we got closer it was right off the I-8 as you'll see in the video. We got passed it with minutes to spare before the 8 was closed. We could even see the smoke once we got home.
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Joshua Tree, Oasis of Mara Landmark Damaged in Possible Arson Fire

Arson is suspected in a fire that scorched parts of the Oasis of Mara landmark in Joshua Tree National Park, Monday. The Oasis of Mara is a site settled by the native Serrano people. The Native American Tribe planted 29 palm trees in the area, inspiring the name of the nearby city Twenty Nine Palms...
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