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In this May 16, 2014 photo, a paddle boarder watches as two firefighting helicopters take on water from the Pacific Ocean off of San Clemente, Calif. The water-dropping helicopters were part of a larger effort combating three wildfires at the nearby Camp Pendleton Marine base. The fires prompted about 8,400 military personnel and their families to be sent home from various parts of the sprawling coastal base between Los Angeles and San Diego. (AP Photo/Bailey Bianco)

California gearing up for worst wildfire season

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All evacuation orders were lifted Sunday as firefighters gained the upper hand on the remaining four of nearly a dozen blazes that tore through Southern California last week — while the […]

05/18/2014

Marines move military vehicles near the entrance to Marine Corps Camp Pendleton in front of smoke plumes from the Las Pulgas wildfire burning on base Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. Still, crews were focusing efforts on two large fires — one in the city of San Marcos and two blazes at the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Calmer winds help firefighters gain control

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Calmer winds helped firefighters gain ground Saturday against fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, while authorities have charged a man for […]

05/17/2014

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