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Take Extra Precautions During Fire Weather Watch, Peak Fire Season

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Residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire sources such as power tools and cigarettes due to Santa Ana winds expected to sweep through San Diego County mountains and inland valleys Thursday and Friday. The arrival of the fall’s first Santa Ana is a reminder that it is peak fire season, and the region’s dry brush and grasses could potentially ignite a dangerous wildfire and threaten communities.

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Supervisors Receive San Diego County Fire 5-year Strategic Plan

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County supervisors received a five-year strategic plan Tuesday to continue improving firefighting and emergency medical services in unincorporated areas, provided by San Diego County Fire, the County Fire Authority-CAL FIRE entity the County has supported with more than $500 million since 2008.

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VIDEO: CAL FIRE Prepares To Add New Aerial Attack Plane

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While San Diego has more locally stationed resources to fight fire from the air than any other region in the nation, CAL FIRE is always looking to improve emergency readiness.

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VIDEO: Meet Who Answers Your Call for Help

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CAL FIRE dispatchers are your first call for help if you have a medical emergency or a fire and live in Ramona, Ranchita, Deer Springs, or many other communities in the San Diego County Fire Authority district. Dispatchers like Patricia Wilson gather essential information from callers and send first responders to the scene of the emergency, all while staying calm and giving advice as needed.

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Strong Quake Prompts Earthquake Preparedness Reminders

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If you felt some shaking on the Fourth of July, and even if you didn’t personally sense it, you have likely heard it was from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in the Mojave Desert near the town of Ridgecrest. The quake is being called one of the biggest in Southern California in 20 years, could be felt in various counties as far as San Diego County and Nevada, and is continuing to put out aftershocks.