| Sep 9, 2012
| 12:00 PM
BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. - A Mira Mesa cardiologist was identified Sunday as the pilot killed as he attempted to bail out of a crashing airplane, and his parachute malfunctioned near the Borrego Valley Airport.
Reinaldo Walter Beyer, 58, of Del Mar was...
| Sep 26, 2010
A 500-acre brush fire that injured at least one Mexican firefighter crossed into San Diego County Sunday near the Tecate Port of Entry, according to Cal Fire.
The blaze started Saturday and crossed about a quarter-mile into the United States around 4 p....
| Aug 15, 2011
| 3:21 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Firefighting officials urged back-country target gun owners Monday to be careful while target shooting, which has been blamed for sparking a series of San Diego-area brush fires in recent months.
So far this year, sparks from recreational...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a stone-finishing business in Ramona Saturday, Cal Fire officials said.
The blaze broke out just after noon in the 600 block of Elm Street, near Cedar Street, according to Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler.
| Aug 29, 2011
| 3:04 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A pair of wildfires scorched parts of San Diego County Monday. One of the fires near Pala is still burning while a second outside Ramona was put out just before reaching a large community.
An evacuation advisory was issued Monday for...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 5:09 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Three unrelated brush fires ravaged Southern California Monday, two of which prompted evacuations.
An evacuation advisory was issued Monday for residents in the Pala area, where a fire that had broken out for unknown reasons...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 12:01 PM
PALA, Calif. - Firefighters gained significant control Tuesday over the 350 acre Pala Fire with the help of morning marine layer.
As of Tuesday morning, fire crews had 60 percent containment on the fire, authorities said.
"Morning marine layer is...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 8:31 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A 24-year-old Navy SEAL was recuperating Thursday after becoming weak and dehydrated and getting lost while training in the Laguna Mountains, authorities said.
Cal Fire, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and San Diego fire- rescue...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 8:07 AM
SAN DIEGO -- State budget cuts have caused Cal Fire to scale back fire crews in San Diego County during the peak fire season.
Instead of four firefighters per engine, there will only be three, yet Cal Fire Captain Mike Mohler said it shouldn't change...
| May 26, 2011
| 2:21 PM
LAKESIDE, Calif. -- It took ground and airborne crews roughly a half-hour today to subdue a wildfire that blackened about five open acres just south of San Vicente Reservoir.
The non-injury blaze erupted for unknown reasons in steep, rugged terrain...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 10:35 AM
RAMONA, Calif. -- A 2-year-old girl who fell into a pond in Ramona died, according to the medical examiner.
The accident was reported by her older sister, who called 911 about 3:15 p.m. Saturday from a home on Cedar Street, east of Pine Street,...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:11 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Plumes of smoke will be visible over the East County highlands Tuesday and Wednesday as state firefighting crews conduct controlled burns at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, officials said.
The prescribed fires near Paso Picacho Campground are...