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San Diego Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire

A Cal Fire firefighter, based in San Diego, was killed Thursday on the lines of the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, the chief of Cal Fire announced. The firefighter was Cory Iverson, 32. His family has been notified. Iverson had been with Cal Fire since 2009. He leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter... Read More

Evacuation With Pets: Complete Checklist

With the increased fire danger in San Diego County, NOW is the time to think about what you'll need to do if you're asked to evacuate. You may have documents, photos and valuables ready, but what about your pets? Thanks to John Van Zante at Rancho Coastal Humane Society , we have this complete list... Read More

Evacuation With Pets: Complete Checklist

With the increased fire danger in San Diego County, NOW is the time to think about what you'll need to do if you're asked to evacuate. You may have documents, photos and valuables ready, but what about your pets? Thanks to John Van Zante at Rancho Coastal Humane Society , we have this complete list... Read More

Disaster In Our County: Lilac Fire Images

After igniting shortly after 11am on Thursday, December 7, the Lilac Fire in North County quickly grew to 2,500 acres by late in the afternoon. Below, just a few of the frightening images shared on social media throughout the day... Heartbreaking scene in Bonsall. Home on Redondo Rd destroyed... Read More

Disaster In Our County: Lilac Fire Images

After igniting shortly after 11am on Thursday, December 7, the Lilac Fire in North County quickly grew to 2,500 acres by late in the afternoon. Below, just a few of the frightening images shared on social media throughout the day... Heartbreaking scene in Bonsall. Home on Redondo Rd destroyed... Read More

Lilac Fire Status and More - Fire Readiness Info

Lilac Fire update, 12/11 at 7am: The Lilac Fire began 12/7 at 11:15am at Interstate 15 and Highway 76. Current acreage is 4,100 with 80% containment. Full containment expected 12/21/17. 151 structures destroyed, 56 damaged. Mandatory evacuation order has been lifted, and residents may return to... Read More

Lilac Fire Status and More - Fire Readiness Info

Lilac Fire update, 12/11 at 7am: The Lilac Fire began 12/7 at 11:15am at Interstate 15 and Highway 76. Current acreage is 4,100 with 80% containment. Full containment expected 12/21/17. 151 structures destroyed, 56 damaged. Mandatory evacuation order has been lifted, and residents may return to... Read More

Ventura County Thomas Fire Still Out of Control

Fueled by Santa Ana winds, a fast-moving brush fire that started Monday evening remains out of control in Ventura County. The 'Thomas Fire' erupted shortly after 6pm in the Santa Paula area. By 11pm, nearly 10,000 acres had burned. As of 9:00am this morning (12/5), Cal Fire estimates the affected... Read More