On the 10th anniversary of the Cedar Fire, a Scripps Ranch homeowner who lost practically everything in the fire says what his family did recover still means more to them than what they lost.
Ten years after the Cedar Fire ripped through San Diego County, dozens gathered in Lakeside on Saturday to remember the 15 people killed in the fire and to pay tribute to the first responders and volunteers who helped save lives.
The San Diego region is better equipped to fight a major wildfire today than it was 10 years ago, when the Cedar Fire broke out and rampaged across the county, government and fire officials said Friday.
Friday is the 10th anniversary of the most devastating fire in California's history.
A local woman badly injured in the 2003 wildfires remembers the loved one she lost in the fires and talks about how she is coping now.
Smoke from a controlled burn in the Jamul area will be visible over the East County Monday, firefighters said.
A wildfire scorched about 2,236 acres of Camp Pendleton was 83 percent contained this morning, with full containment was expected this evening, base officials said.
The skies cleared over Camp Pendleton on Monday but not before more than 2,200 acres were scorched from a weekend brush fire.
A 2,500-acre wildfire on the sprawling Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base was 41 percent contained Monday morning.
Camp Pendleton firefighters, aided by Cal Fire counterparts and others from around the area, continued to cut fire lines on Sunday around a blaze that consumed more than 2,500 acres and forced overnight evacuation of the post hospital.
Firefighters have contained a brush fire in Lakeside that burned about 15 acres.
Nineteen firefighters were killed in a fire in Arizona that was apparently sparked by lightning. Click to view images of the blaze.
Take a look back at some images caught during a May brush fire in Lakeside that left five structures damaged or destroyed and one person injured.
A brush fire in the Campo area burned about 1,000 acres.
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Experts project that large wildfires will, in coming decades, be more common, last longer and consume more acreage as the climate gets warmer and often drier. This graphic shows acreage burned by state increasing from 2002 to 2012. Dark red represents more acres burned, up to almost three million in some states, while dark green shows little burning, some with zero acres burned.(Graphic by Danielle Alberti, Scripps Howard News Service)
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