| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:00 AM
SAN DIEGO -- As the Southern California fire season heats up, Cal Fire's biggest and perhaps most effective firefighting tool, the DC 10 Super Tanker, has been canceled due to the state's budget woes.
The super tanker drops about 12,000 gallons of fire...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 7:40 PM
JACUMBA, Calif. - A brush fire sparked by a burning structure blackened several dozen open acres in the remote southeastern reaches of San Diego County Friday.
The blaze began spreading just south of Old Highway 80 in the Jacumba area shortly before 3:30...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 8:48 PM
An investigation was under way Wednesday to determine the cause of an explosion that destroyed a small cabin in Julian, injuring two people.
Roger and Loraine Spilman were injured inside their home off Salton Vista Drive, near Dolores Drive after...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 7:36 PM
FALLBROOK, Calif. -- Animal services investigators in Fallbrook were appealing to the public Saturday for help in finding whoever tied up five puppies near beehive, where three died when a wildfire broke out.
A Cal Fire crew found the dogs while...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:29 PM
FALLBROOK, Calif. -- San Diego County Animal Services officers are investigating a case of animal cruelty involving five puppies tied to a tree directly beneath a beehive.
Three of the dogs were found dead and the other two had suffered multiple bee...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 9:29 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Firefighters stopped the spread of a 12-acre brush fire that threatened several structures in a rural area of Lakeside Sunday.
The blaze began about 2:15 p.m. on Crazy Horse Drive near Morning Dove Road, on the northwest side of Lakeside,...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 5:16 PM
CAMPO, Calif. -- A 100-acre brush fire Sunday in a rural area northeast of Campo prompted some area residents to be asked to leave their homes, according to Cal Fire and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The brush fire was reported in the...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 3:29 PM
CAMPO, Calif. -- A wildfire that blackened nearly 1,000 acres, destroyed one home and threatened scores of others this week in southeastern San Diego County was fully contained Thursday.
The so-called Old Fire erupted early Sunday afternoon near Old...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 11:34 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Applications for adoption were being accepted Friday for two puppies who nearly died after being attacked by a swarm of bees in a Fallbrook field last month as a small grass fire approached.
Woody and Buzz, the two Jack Russell terrier...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:44 AM
JAMUL, Calif. -- A large house caught fire in a rural area of East County Thursday, but no one was injured.
The fire in the vicinity of Skyline Truck Trail and Lawson Valley Road in Jamul was reported at 8:30 a.m., according to the California Highway...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 5:30 PM
WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. - A brush fire blackened thousands of open acres in the remote northeastern reaches of San Diego County Friday, threatening several Native American archeological sites and a few unoccupied cabins while moving toward desert terrain....