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Photo of fire flames on a ridge at night. Credit: CAL FIRE

Residents Urged to Be Prepared to Evacuate Early and Quickly as Fire Threat Increases

| 11:49 AM

The Valley Fire, which has grown to thousands of acres in just a few days, is a growing threat to communities in San Diego County with the Santa Ana wind event forecast for today. Residents, particularly those who live in communities around the fire perimeter, are asked to be ready to evacuate in 15 minutes or less.

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Supervisors Receive San Diego County Fire 5-year Strategic Plan

| 3:20 PM

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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Fire Official Calls Seasonal Outlook ‘Scary,’ Urges Preparedness

| 1:54 PM

San Diego County area fire chiefs are preparing for a potentially dangerous peak fire season due to historically dry fuel conditions. Residents are reminded to take all precautions and be ready to evacuate if needed.

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Get Ready for Critical Fire Weather

| 4:56 PM

Forecasters have issued a fire weather watch for San Diego County inland valleys and mountains from this weekend through Tuesday, and the watch has a strong potential of developing into a red flag warning. The County Office of Emergency Services recommends you take steps now to lessen the fire risk around your home and be prepared to evacuate if a fire does break out.