| Jul 7, 2011
| 2:10 PM
RAMONA, Calif. -- Authorities Thursday released the name of a 16-year-old boy who died at a waterfall near Ramona that has become a popular summer party spot for young people.
Joseph Meram of El Cajon plunged about 80 feet from the granite rocks at Cedar...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:43 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Two suspects were in custody Friday in connection with an arson fire that blackened 22 square miles of mountainous back-country terrain between Warner Springs and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park last month.
One of the men, 23-year-old...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:02 AM
CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. -- A scenic but rugged East County wilderness area closed to the public last summer after a teenage boy fell to his death from a rocky cliff will remain off-limits to hikers and mountain-bikers until next spring to...
| 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...
| 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...