Cal Fire

Supervisors continue to push for repeal of state fire fee

Supervisors continue to push for repeal of state fire fee

REGION — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is continuing its fight against the annual fire prevention fee billed to property owners in areas where the state is financially responsible for wildfire suppression.

Cal Fire bolsters staff to handle fire danger from area drought

Cal Fire bolsters staff to handle fire danger from area drought

REGION — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is maintaining a greater number of on duty firefighters statewide, including in San Diego County, to handle the unusually high fire danger accompanying the state’s drought conditions this winter.

Cause of Hodges fire ruled as undetermined

Cause of Hodges fire ruled as undetermined

ESCONDIDO — The cause of a small brush fire that charred 10 acres in the State Responsibility Area of Lake Hodges on July 25 has been ruled undetermined by Cal Fire investigators, said Capt. Kendal Bortisser of Cal Fire.

Cause of Hodges fire is still unknown, Cal Fire investigating

Cause of Hodges fire is still unknown, Cal Fire investigating

ESCONDIDO — The cause of a fire that charred approximately 10 acres east of the boat dock at Lake Hodges is still unknown.

Fire fee collection halted, heated opposition continues

Fire fee collection halted, heated opposition continues

RANCHO SANTA FE — The collection of fire prevention fees for rural areas of California, including Rancho Santa Fe, has been postponed this year due to thousands of complaints challenging its billing and legality.