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Smoke plumes rise behind the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

California gearing up for bad 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 […]


A man runs on the jetty that separates Ballona Creek from the Marina Del Rey channel.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Thousands of dead fish surface in Marina del Rey

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say thousands of fish have died in the waters of Marina del Rey. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office said the dead anchovies, stingrays and even an octopus rose to the […]


A lone tree stands in the path of approaching flames as wild fire burns through a canyon, May 13, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo)

Smoke advisory for Southland: How to protect yourself

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Because of the fires in San Diego County, officials today issued a smoke advisory for all of Orange County and parts of Los Angeles and Riverside counties. Winds from the south […]


A woman douses water from a hose around her home as her neighbor's home burns during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Some evacuations lifted in San Diego fire area

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County, as crews building containment lines around the blazes hoped cooler temperatures […]


A wildfire burns near a home on in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)

Flare-up keeps San Diego fire situation tenuous

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters aided by calmer winds made progress Thursday against a series of wildfires burning across San Diego County, and authorities collected clues and solicited the public’s help to determine what […]


Del Mar firefighters roll up hose after a day fighting wildfires Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo)

San Diego County fire roars to life

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes, trigging thousands of new evacuation orders. The flare-up near the city […]


This May 14, 2014 image provided by NASA shows numerous large wildfires burning across sections of northern Baja and southern California, producing plumes of moderate to dense smoke and combining with blowing dust and sand moving west off the coast and well into the Pacific Ocean. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego County officials, who warned also of poor air quality with black and gray smoke wafting over the region. (AP Photo/NASA)

Record high temps set today; red flag warnings continue

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – High temperature records were set around Southern California today as firefighters across the region fought to put out blazes amid bone-dry conditions. The first record fell around 11 a.m., when the […]


A wildfire burns near a home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. (AP Photo)

Cocos Fire only 5 percent contained; 800 acres burned

SAN MARCOS (CNS) – A wildfire that has burned more than 800 acres and at least three structures south of state Route 78 near Cal State San Marcos was 5 percent contained today, according to […]


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Financial incentives offered to conserve water in SoCal

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is hoping that sweetening financial incentives will encourage residents and businesses to conserve water during the statewide drought. Metropolitan’s Board of Directors is doubling the incentive for turf […]


A Carlsbad,Calif. police officer turns traffic away as flames leap behind him Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif.  Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes.  (AP Photo)

New mandatory evacuation orders for the San Diego Cocos fire

SAN MARCOS (CNS) -The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has just issued new mandatory evacuation orders for the areas of Questhaven, Harmony Grove and parts of Elfin Forest in San Marcos and neighboring unincorporated areas […]




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