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  • Parents of teen girl who started Cocos Fire apologize to victims

    Parents of teen girl who started Cocos Fire apologize to victims

    Thursday, May 28 2015 10:01 PM EDT2015-05-29 02:01:18 GMT
    Friday, May 29 2015 9:33 AM EDT2015-05-29 13:33:57 GMT
    On Thursday, the parents of the teenage girl responsible for starting the 2014 Cocos Fire apologized for their daughter's actions. 
    On Thursday, the parents of the teenage girl responsible for starting the 2014 Cocos Fire apologized for their daughter's actions. 
  • Teen to learn punishment for starting Cocos Fire

    Teen to learn punishment for starting Cocos Fire

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 2:40 AM EDT2015-05-27 06:40:07 GMT
    Wednesday, May 27 2015 9:33 AM EDT2015-05-27 13:33:45 GMT
    A disposition hearing, similar to a sentencing in adult court, will be held Wednesday at Juvenile Hall for the teenage girl found guilty of starting the Cocos Fire, which blackened nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed more than 35 homes and other structures. 
    A disposition hearing, similar to a sentencing in adult court, will be held Wednesday at Juvenile Hall for the teenage girl found guilty of starting the Cocos Fire, which blackened nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed more than 35 homes and other structures. 
  • Trial continues Wednesday for teen accused in Cocos Fire

    Trial continues Wednesday for teen accused in Cocos Fire

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 8:57 PM EDT2015-03-19 00:57:50 GMT
    Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:15 PM EDT2015-03-19 03:15:03 GMT
    Cal Fire investigators testified again Wednesday in the trial of a teen accused of arson in connection with the massive Cocos Fire last May. 
    Cal Fire investigators testified again Wednesday in the trial of a teen accused of arson in connection with the massive Cocos Fire last May. 
  • New Cal Fire video shows origin of Cocos Fire

    New Cal Fire video shows origin of Cocos Fire

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 9:08 PM EDT2015-03-18 01:08:24 GMT
    Tuesday, March 17 2015 11:28 PM EDT2015-03-18 03:28:25 GMT
    For the first time, we are seeing video of the spot where Cal Fire says the massive Cocos wildfire started. 
    For the first time, we are seeing video of the spot where Cal Fire says the massive Cocos wildfire started. 
  • Prosecution plays teen's taped interrogation in Cocos fire trial

    Prosecution plays teen's taped interrogation in Cocos fire trial

    Monday, March 16 2015 8:56 PM EDT2015-03-17 00:56:34 GMT
    Tuesday, March 17 2015 8:54 AM EDT2015-03-17 12:54:54 GMT
    The teenager accused of starting last year's Cocos Fire didn't take the stand Monday, but the court did hear her voice. 
    The teenager accused of starting last year's Cocos Fire didn't take the stand Monday, but the court did hear her voice. 
  • Teen's family takes the stand in arson trial

    Teen's family takes the stand in arson trial

    Thursday, March 12 2015 10:06 PM EDT2015-03-13 02:06:37 GMT
    Friday, March 13 2015 9:46 AM EDT2015-03-13 13:46:00 GMT
    The mother and sister of a teen girl accused of starting last year's devastating Cocos Fire took the stand Thursday in her trial. 
    The mother and sister of a teen girl accused of starting last year's devastating Cocos Fire took the stand Thursday in her trial. 
  • Trial continues for teenage girl accused of arson

    Trial continues for teenage girl accused of arson

    Wednesday, March 11 2015 4:18 PM EDT2015-03-11 20:18:48 GMT
    Wednesday, March 11 2015 11:29 PM EDT2015-03-12 03:29:02 GMT
    Was an ember from a backyard fire enough to spark a devastating blaze that ripped through the North County last year? That's the question being taken up again in court Wednesday. 
    Was an ember from a backyard fire enough to spark a devastating blaze that ripped through the North County last year? That's the question being taken up again in court Wednesday. 
  • Trial starts for teen accused of setting massive Cocos Fire

    Trial starts for teen accused of setting massive Cocos Fire

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 9:15 AM EDT2015-03-10 13:15:15 GMT
    Tuesday, March 10 2015 11:32 PM EDT2015-03-11 03:32:54 GMT
    A teenager started a fire in her backyard last May that sparked the larger Cocos wildfire, which blackened nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed three dozen homes, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday. 
    A teenager started a fire in her backyard last May that sparked the larger Cocos wildfire, which blackened nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed three dozen homes, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday. 
  • Family of teen accused in Cocos Fire reject settlement offer

    Family of teen accused in Cocos Fire reject settlement offer

    Thursday, February 19 2015 8:24 PM EST2015-02-20 01:24:50 GMT
    Friday, February 20 2015 10:04 AM EST2015-02-20 15:04:01 GMT
    A 13-year-old girl accused of starting a fire that caused nearly $12 million in damage in San Marcos last year is heading to trial. 
    A 13-year-old girl accused of starting a fire that caused nearly $12 million in damage in San Marcos last year is heading to trial. 
  • City releases After Action Report on Bernardo Fire

    City releases After Action Report on Bernardo Fire

    Monday, November 24 2014 12:54 PM EST2014-11-24 17:54:37 GMT
    Monday, November 24 2014 1:20 PM EST2014-11-24 18:20:14 GMT
    The City of San Diego has released an After Action Report on the Bernardo Fire.The report outlines lessons learned and improvements that can be made in fighting future wildfires. 
    The City of San Diego has released an After Action Report on the Bernardo Fire.The report outlines lessons learned and improvements that can be made in fighting future wildfires. 
  • Strong winds send San Diego into red flag warning

    Strong winds send San Diego into red flag warning

    Monday, November 17 2014 2:57 PM EST2014-11-17 19:57:57 GMT
    Monday, November 17 2014 11:00 PM EST2014-11-18 04:00:19 GMT
    Firefighters are on high alert across the county Monday due to a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service. 
    Firefighters are on high alert across the county Monday due to a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service. 
  • Burned coyote pup released back into the wild

    Burned coyote pup released back into the wild

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-10-01 01:03:13 GMT
    Tuesday, September 30 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-10-01 02:59:08 GMT
    A female coyote pup that was injured during the wildfires earlier this year is finally being released back into the wild. 
    A female coyote pup that was injured during the wildfires earlier this year is finally being released back into the wild. 
  • Burned coyote pups make big step in recovery

    Burned coyote pups make big step in recovery

    Monday, August 4 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-08-05 01:15:26 GMT
    Monday, August 4 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:05:38 GMT
    Two coyote pups that were badly hurt in May's Poinsettia Fire are making good progress in their recovery. 
    Two coyote pups that were badly hurt in May's Poinsettia Fire are making good progress in their recovery. 
  • Golf players may have started Poinsettia Fire

    Golf players may have started Poinsettia Fire

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:18:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:59:01 GMT
    The Poinsettia Fire broke out the same day as the Cocos Fire. Now fire investigators believe that fire may have been started by someone on a golf course. 
    The Poinsettia Fire broke out the same day as the Cocos Fire. Now fire investigators believe that fire may have been started by someone on a golf course. 
  • Judge orders evaluation of girl accused in Cocos Fire

    Judge orders evaluation of girl accused in Cocos Fire

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:38:48 GMT
    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:34:57 GMT
    Arraignment was postponed Wednesday for a 13-year-old girl accused of setting the Cocos Fire in May. 
    Arraignment was postponed Wednesday for a 13-year-old girl accused of setting the Cocos Fire in May. 
  • Report finds problems with county fire maps

    Report finds problems with county fire maps

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:04:38 GMT
    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:04:38 GMT
    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously directed staff to convene a workshop of fire, government and military officials to further improve coordination and address 21 recommendations in a report on last month's wildfires. 
    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously directed staff to convene a workshop of fire, government and military officials to further improve coordination and address 21 recommendations in a report on last month's wildfires. 
  • Fire chief grateful for students' thank you letters

    Fire chief grateful for students' thank you letters

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-06-14 02:27:58 GMT
    Friday, June 13 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-06-14 02:27:58 GMT
    San Diego Fire-Rescue Chief Javier Mainar says it's not often he's moved to tears, but some heartfelt thanks did just that. 
    San Diego Fire-Rescue Chief Javier Mainar says it's not often he's moved to tears, but some heartfelt thanks did just that. 
  • Capriotti's offers free lunch to firefighters

    Capriotti's offers free lunch to firefighters

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-06-12 00:49:50 GMT
    Wednesday, June 11 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-06-12 00:49:50 GMT
    Capriotti's sandwich shop is serving up free lunch as a thank you to firefighters who battled the recent wildfires. 
    Capriotti's sandwich shop is serving up free lunch as a thank you to firefighters who battled the recent wildfires. 
  • San Marcos community thanks firefighters

    San Marcos community thanks firefighters

    Saturday, June 7 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-06-08 01:08:52 GMT
    Saturday, June 7 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-06-08 01:08:52 GMT
    A community block party grew into a very special celebration Saturday in San Marcos.  
    A community block party grew into a very special celebration Saturday in San Marcos.  
  • Students give firefighters an A+ for saving school

    Students give firefighters an A+ for saving school

    Friday, June 6 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-06-07 00:45:29 GMT
    Friday, June 6 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-06-07 00:45:29 GMT
    Firefighters who battled the Bernardo Fire received a big thank you Friday at Willow Grove Elementary School in Santaluz. 
    Firefighters who battled the Bernardo Fire received a big thank you Friday at Willow Grove Elementary School in Santaluz. 
  • SD County emergency website lagged in posting fire perimeter maps

    SD County emergency website lagged in posting fire perimeter maps

    Friday, June 6 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-06-06 23:16:50 GMT
    Friday, June 6 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-06-06 23:16:50 GMT
    CBS News 8 investigated why it took days for the burn zone maps to be released online to the public. 
    CBS News 8 investigated why it took days for the burn zone maps to be released online to the public. 
  • Residents show appreciation for first responders during wildfires

    Residents show appreciation for first responders during wildfires

    Saturday, May 31 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-05-31 17:01:11 GMT
    Saturday, May 31 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-05-31 17:01:11 GMT
    A "community appreciation" event is scheduled Saturday for residents and first responders who were affected by the recent Poinsettia Fire. 
    A "community appreciation" event is scheduled Saturday for residents and first responders who were affected by the recent Poinsettia Fire. 
  • Cocos Fire arson dog up for big award

    Cocos Fire arson dog up for big award

    Friday, May 30 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-05-30 21:34:33 GMT
    Friday, May 30 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-05-30 21:34:33 GMT
    She's the best in the west. An arson fighting canine has been named top dog in Southern California. 
    She's the best in the west. An arson fighting canine has been named top dog in Southern California. 
  • Padres honor first responders before game

    Padres honor first responders before game

    Sunday, May 25 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-05-25 16:24:41 GMT
    Sunday, May 25 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-05-25 16:24:41 GMT
    The Padres paid tribute to the firefighters and first responders who protected lives and homes during the wildfires. 
    The Padres paid tribute to the firefighters and first responders who protected lives and homes during the wildfires. 
  • Community organizes donation drive for fire victims

    Community organizes donation drive for fire victims

    Saturday, May 24 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-05-24 23:11:16 GMT
    Saturday, May 24 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-05-24 23:11:16 GMT
    A donation drive to help victims of San Diego's recent wildfires is growing into a community passion. 
    A donation drive to help victims of San Diego's recent wildfires is growing into a community passion. 
  • Coyote pup rescued from fire zone

    Coyote pup rescued from fire zone

    Friday, May 23 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-05-24 02:03:08 GMT
    Friday, May 23 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-05-24 02:03:08 GMT
    She could be the tiniest victim of the Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad. 
    She could be the tiniest victim of the Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad. 
  • SDG&E replacing power poles burned in wildfires

    SDG&E replacing power poles burned in wildfires

    Friday, May 23 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-05-24 01:48:10 GMT
    Friday, May 23 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-05-24 01:48:10 GMT
    SDG&E is working to replace power poles that were burned in the wildfires. 
    SDG&E is working to replace power poles that were burned in the wildfires. 
  • Fresno firefighter dies after returning from San Diego fires

    Fresno firefighter dies after returning from San Diego fires

    Friday, May 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-05-24 01:22:46 GMT
    Friday, May 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-05-24 01:22:46 GMT
    A central California firefighter who battled the San Diego fires last week has died. 
    A central California firefighter who battled the San Diego fires last week has died. 
  • Harmony Grove in the aftermath of the Cocos Fire

    Harmony Grove in the aftermath of the Cocos Fire

    Friday, May 23 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-05-23 21:09:13 GMT
    Friday, May 23 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-05-23 21:09:13 GMT
    What a difference a week makes. The wildfire that burned nearly two thousand acres in the San Marcos area is finally 100 percent contained. 
    What a difference a week makes. The wildfire that burned nearly two thousand acres in the San Marcos area is finally 100 percent contained. 
  • Firestorm suppression costs set at $27.9 million

    Firestorm suppression costs set at $27.9 million

    Friday, May 23 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-05-23 20:18:23 GMT
    Friday, May 23 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-05-23 20:18:23 GMT
    The combined costs to local governments of last week's barrage of wildfires across the San Diego region added up to an estimated $27.9 million, the county reported Friday. 
    The combined costs to local governments of last week's barrage of wildfires across the San Diego region added up to an estimated $27.9 million, the county reported Friday. 
  • Local business thanks firefighters with $25K check

    Local business thanks firefighters with $25K check

    Friday, May 23 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-05-23 18:44:37 GMT
    Friday, May 23 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-05-23 18:44:37 GMT
    Firefighters are being recognized for their efforts to protect life and property during the recent wildfires.  
    Firefighters are being recognized for their efforts to protect life and property during the recent wildfires.  
  • EXCLUSIVE: New photos confirm Cocos fire started in two locations

    EXCLUSIVE: New photos confirm Cocos fire started in two locations

    Friday, May 23 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-05-23 17:42:27 GMT
    Friday, May 23 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-05-23 17:42:27 GMT
    A former news photographer started taking the pictures as soon as he saw smoke at 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14. 
    A former news photographer started taking the pictures as soon as he saw smoke at 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14. 
  • What it's like on his side of the camera

    What it's like on his side of the camera

    Thursday, May 22 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-05-23 01:13:21 GMT
    Thursday, May 22 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-05-23 01:13:21 GMT
    Through all the incredible footage CBS News 8 captured during last week's wildfires, a local firefighter recognized a friend who works out of a fire station in Fallbrook.  
    Through all the incredible footage CBS News 8 captured during last week's wildfires, a local firefighter recognized a friend who works out of a fire station in Fallbrook.  
  • CBS News 8 viewers come to the rescue again

    CBS News 8 viewers come to the rescue again

    Thursday, May 22 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-05-22 20:17:27 GMT
    Thursday, May 22 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-05-22 20:17:27 GMT
    CBS News 8 viewers are stepping up big time to help a San Diegan who lost her home in the Cocos Fire. 
    CBS News 8 viewers are stepping up big time to help a San Diegan who lost her home in the Cocos Fire. 
  • Teenager raising money from the rubble

    Teenager raising money from the rubble

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-05-22 02:19:23 GMT
    Wednesday, May 21 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-05-22 02:19:23 GMT
    A Carlsbad teen is turning memories into much needed money for fire victims. 
    A Carlsbad teen is turning memories into much needed money for fire victims. 
  • Fire victim looking for home for her dog

    Fire victim looking for home for her dog

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-05-21 14:44:11 GMT
    Wednesday, May 21 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-05-21 14:44:11 GMT
    A Harmony Grove woman who lost her home in the Cocos Fire is looking for a new home for her best friend. 
    A Harmony Grove woman who lost her home in the Cocos Fire is looking for a new home for her best friend. 
  • Post-fire dos and don'ts

    Post-fire dos and don'ts

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-05-21 02:01:56 GMT
    Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-05-21 02:01:56 GMT
    I don't claim to be an expert, but here are some tips for a faster recovery. 
    I don't claim to be an expert, but here are some tips for a faster recovery. 
  • Restaurant opens "tab" to thank firefighters

    Restaurant opens "tab" to thank firefighters

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:45:56 GMT
    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:45:56 GMT
    San Diegans have been looking for ways to thank firefighters during the wildfires, and now an Escondido restaurant is offering you the chance to pick up their tab. 
    San Diegans have been looking for ways to thank firefighters during the wildfires, and now an Escondido restaurant is offering you the chance to pick up their tab. 
  • The role climate change plays in our brush fires

    The role climate change plays in our brush fires

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:37:39 GMT
    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:37:39 GMT
    The hot, dry and windy weather that fueled last week's wildfires was very uncommon for the month of May. That has scientists exploring the role climate change has on fire season. 
    The hot, dry and windy weather that fueled last week's wildfires was very uncommon for the month of May. That has scientists exploring the role climate change has on fire season. 
  • Did drones pose a danger to firefighters?

    Did drones pose a danger to firefighters?

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:19:31 GMT
    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:19:31 GMT
    Operators of small private remote-controlled drones gave us a stunning view of last week's brush fires we've never seen before. But along with that comes concern they may have put firefighters, helicopters and planes at risk. 
    Operators of small private remote-controlled drones gave us a stunning view of last week's brush fires we've never seen before. But along with that comes concern they may have put firefighters, helicopters and planes at risk. 
  • Parents say school's evacuation fell into chaos

    Parents say school's evacuation fell into chaos

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:11:56 GMT
    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:11:56 GMT
    Many schools in the North County were forced to evacuate because of the wildfires, but parents at two Carlsbad schools say the process was anything but orderly. 
    Many schools in the North County were forced to evacuate because of the wildfires, but parents at two Carlsbad schools say the process was anything but orderly. 
  • Amateur video may provide leads for investigators

    Amateur video may provide leads for investigators

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-05-21 00:55:18 GMT
    Tuesday, May 20 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-05-21 00:55:18 GMT
    A specially formed arson task force is looking closely at the possible causes of the fires that spread across the county last week. 
    A specially formed arson task force is looking closely at the possible causes of the fires that spread across the county last week. 
  • Don't be under-insured! Get the right coverage

    Don't be under-insured! Get the right coverage

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-05-20 19:40:25 GMT
    Tuesday, May 20 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-05-20 19:40:25 GMT
    Homeowners who lost everything in the wildfires are now starting over. The first step is to talk to an insurance agent and file a claim. But some homeowners may find they're under-insured. 
    Homeowners who lost everything in the wildfires are now starting over. The first step is to talk to an insurance agent and file a claim. But some homeowners may find they're under-insured. 
  • Photo circulating on social media is not Cocos Fire

    Photo circulating on social media is not Cocos Fire

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-05-20 17:27:52 GMT
    Tuesday, May 20 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-05-20 17:27:52 GMT
     It's a photo that's been showing up on social media sites, supposedly from the Cocos Fire in San Marcos.  
     It's a photo that's been showing up on social media sites, supposedly from the Cocos Fire in San Marcos.  
  • DA will not file charges against arson suspect

    DA will not file charges against arson suspect

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-05-20 13:23:53 GMT
    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-05-20 13:23:53 GMT
    Prosecutors declined Tuesday to file criminal charges against a 19-year-old man arrested for allegedly setting patches of vegetation ablaze in Escondido as emergency personnel struggled to control devastating wildfires sweeping across the San Diego area. 
    Prosecutors declined Tuesday to file criminal charges against a 19-year-old man arrested for allegedly setting patches of vegetation ablaze in Escondido as emergency personnel struggled to control devastating wildfires sweeping across the San Diego area. 
  • Firefighters thank San Diegans for being prepared

    Firefighters thank San Diegans for being prepared

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:59:26 GMT
    Monday, May 19 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:59:26 GMT

    San Diego firefighters Monday thanked residents for being prepared during last week's brush fires.

     

    San Diego firefighters Monday thanked residents for being prepared during last week's brush fires.

     
  • Counting your blessings

    Counting your blessings

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:24:19 GMT
    Monday, May 19 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:24:19 GMT
    While survivors continued to trickle into the charred remnants of the Harmony Grove Spiritualist Community to face the all too familiar grim reality of losing everything, Chris Meridith, a 27-year resident, was counting his blessings. 
    While survivors continued to trickle into the charred remnants of the Harmony Grove Spiritualist Community to face the all too familiar grim reality of losing everything, Chris Meridith, a 27-year resident, was counting his blessings. 
  • Rescued dog's owner says he searched and searched

    Rescued dog's owner says he searched and searched

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-05-20 01:57:33 GMT
    Monday, May 19 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-05-20 01:57:33 GMT
    He was found alone and scared in an area evacuated during the Cocos Fire, and his story captured the hearts of our viewers. 
    He was found alone and scared in an area evacuated during the Cocos Fire, and his story captured the hearts of our viewers. 
  • Flames die down, scam artists just warming up

    Flames die down, scam artists just warming up

    Monday, May 19 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-05-20 00:53:59 GMT
    Monday, May 19 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-05-20 00:53:59 GMT
    State agencies are teaming up with the district attorney's office to make sure victims of last week's wildfires don't become victims of scam artists. 
    State agencies are teaming up with the district attorney's office to make sure victims of last week's wildfires don't become victims of scam artists. 
  • Koi fish that survived fire being transferred

    Koi fish that survived fire being transferred

    Monday, May 19 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-05-19 19:40:01 GMT
    Monday, May 19 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-05-19 19:40:01 GMT
    Beautiful koi fish that survived the devastating Cocos Fire have been moved to a safe place. 
    Beautiful koi fish that survived the devastating Cocos Fire have been moved to a safe place.
     
  • Fire victims now faced with rebuilding, recovering

    Fire victims now faced with rebuilding, recovering

    Monday, May 19 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-05-19 18:27:08 GMT
    Monday, May 19 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-05-19 18:27:08 GMT
    Their homes are gone along with some precious memories.  
    Their homes are gone along with some precious memories.  
  • Homeowners find hope within the rubble

    Homeowners find hope within the rubble

    Sunday, May 18 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-05-19 02:13:37 GMT
    Sunday, May 18 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-05-19 02:13:37 GMT
    People who have lost everything in the wildfires are finding hope amidst all of the devastation.  
    People who have lost everything in the wildfires are finding hope amidst all of the devastation.  
  • The sights and sounds of the SD wildfires

    The sights and sounds of the SD wildfires

    Sunday, May 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-05-19 01:53:47 GMT
    Sunday, May 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-05-19 01:53:47 GMT
    This past week, we here at CBS News 8, have seen so many devastating images of the wildfires burning in San Diego County.  
    This past week, we here at CBS News 8, have seen so many devastating images of the wildfires burning in San Diego County.  
  • San Marcos firefighter's "selfie" goes viral

    San Marcos firefighter's "selfie" goes viral

    Sunday, May 18 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-05-18 18:50:05 GMT
    Sunday, May 18 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-05-18 18:50:05 GMT
    It's a touching image - that symbolizes the sacrifice and dedication of all firefighters.  
    It's a touching image - that symbolizes the sacrifice and dedication of all firefighters.  
  • Resident takes extreme measures to save homes

    Resident takes extreme measures to save homes

    Saturday, May 17 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-05-18 00:36:25 GMT
    Saturday, May 17 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-05-18 00:36:25 GMT
    Thousands of people were evacuated during this week's fire storm but many others did not.  
    Thousands of people were evacuated during this week's fire storm but many others did not.  
  • Through your eyes: Our viewers' fire photos

    Through your eyes: Our viewers' fire photos

    Friday, May 16 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-05-17 02:28:44 GMT
    Friday, May 16 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-05-17 02:28:44 GMT
    Over the past week, we've seen incredible footage of the wildfires burning in San Diego County. We're also seeing amazing images that have come straight from our viewers. 
    Over the past week, we've seen incredible footage of the wildfires burning in San Diego County. We're also seeing amazing images that have come straight from our viewers. 
  • FIRE COVERAGE: San Mateo Fire - Camp Pendleton

    FIRE COVERAGE: San Mateo Fire - Camp Pendleton

    Friday, May 16 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-05-16 22:51:28 GMT
    Friday, May 16 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-05-16 22:51:28 GMT
    Fire crews on Camp Pendleton Friday are tackling a third fire in the northwest area of the base. 
    Fire crews on Camp Pendleton Friday are tackling a third fire in the northwest area of the base.  
  • Firefighters battling more than just flames

    Firefighters battling more than just flames

    Friday, May 16 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:36:39 GMT
    Friday, May 16 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:36:39 GMT
    Firefighters are truly the heroes in the continuous battle against the wildfires raging through San Diego County.  
    Firefighters are truly the heroes in the continuous battle against the wildfires raging through San Diego County.  
  • Firefighters find dog left alone in evacuated area

    Firefighters find dog left alone in evacuated area

    Friday, May 16 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:33:41 GMT
    Friday, May 16 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:33:41 GMT
    An amazing discovery from the frontlines -- firefighters protecting homes in the wildfire find a dog that was left behind.  
    An amazing discovery from the frontlines -- firefighters protecting homes in the wildfire find a dog that was left behind.  
  • Jeff checks in with man who fought to save his home

    Jeff checks in with man who fought to save his home

    Friday, May 16 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:22:32 GMT
    Friday, May 16 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:22:32 GMT
    Harmony Grove resident Jim Harkins is quickly becoming a San Diego celebrity. 
    Harmony Grove resident Jim Harkins is quickly becoming a San Diego celebrity. 
  • Two jailed for allegedly setting small brush fires

    Two jailed for allegedly setting small brush fires

    Friday, May 16 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-05-16 15:03:38 GMT
    Friday, May 16 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-05-16 15:03:38 GMT
    A young man and a teenage boy were in custody Friday for allegedly setting patches of vegetation ablaze in Escondido as emergency personnel struggled to control devastating wildfires sweeping across the San Diego area. 
    A young man and a teenage boy were in custody Friday for allegedly setting patches of vegetation ablaze in Escondido as emergency personnel struggled to control devastating wildfires sweeping across the San Diego area. 
  • FIRE COVERAGE: Pulgas Fire - Camp Pendleton

    FIRE COVERAGE: Pulgas Fire - Camp Pendleton

    Thursday, May 15 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-05-15 22:31:41 GMT
    Thursday, May 15 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-05-15 22:31:41 GMT
    The second of three fires at Camp Pendleton quickly grew to over 15,000 acres by Saturday. 
    The second of three fires at Camp Pendleton quickly grew to over 15,000 acres by Saturday. 
  • San Diego County School Closures: Friday, May 16

    San Diego County School Closures: Friday, May 16

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-05-15 02:35:14 GMT
    Wednesday, May 14 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-05-15 02:35:14 GMT
    Several School Districts around San Diego County have announced closures for Friday, May 16 due to the fires. Click through to see the list. 
    Several School Districts around San Diego County have announced closures for Friday, May 16 due to the fires. Click through to see the list. 
  • Cocos Fire 100 percent contained

    Cocos Fire 100 percent contained

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-05-14 23:38:32 GMT
    Wednesday, May 14 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-05-14 23:38:32 GMT
    A nearly 2,000-acre wildfire that destroyed 40 structures in the San Marcos areas during last week's red flag conditions was nearing full containment Tuesday, authorities said. 
    The nearly 2,000-acre Cocos Fire that leveled 36 homes and one business in the San Marcos area during last week's spate of wind-driven blazes across the San Diego area was fully contained as of early Thursday evening, authorities reported. 
  • Displaced Pet Information

    Displaced Pet Information

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-05-14 22:31:33 GMT
    Wednesday, May 14 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-05-14 22:31:33 GMT
    Pet shelters and hotels around the county have room for pets displaced by the fire. Click through to find out where to take your pet. 
    Pet shelters and hotels around the county have room for pets displaced by the fire. Click through to find out where to take your pet. 
  • FIRE COVERAGE: Highway Fire - 100% Contained

    FIRE COVERAGE: Highway Fire - 100% Contained

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-05-14 20:28:37 GMT
    Wednesday, May 14 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-05-14 20:28:37 GMT
    The Highway Fire started at Old Highway 395 and Interstate 15 in the Deer Springs area, and forced the evacuation of about 600 households. 
    The Highway Fire started at Old Highway 395 and Interstate 15 in the Deer Springs area, and forced the evacuation of about 600 households. 
  • SAN DIEGO FIRE COVERAGE

    SAN DIEGO FIRE COVERAGE

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-05-14 18:36:34 GMT
    Wednesday, May 14 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-05-14 18:36:34 GMT
    Investigations were under way Tuesday into a rash of major fires that destroyed dozens of homes and businesses last week as they raged over tens of thousands of acres throughout the San Diego area. 
    Investigations were under way Tuesday into a rash of major fires that destroyed dozens of homes and businesses last week as they raged over tens of thousands of acres throughout the San Diego area. 
  • FIRE COVERAGE: Poinsettia Fire - 100% contained

    FIRE COVERAGE: Poinsettia Fire - 100% contained

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-05-14 18:02:42 GMT
    Wednesday, May 14 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-05-14 18:02:42 GMT
    Donations were being accepted Monday by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce for people who lost homes or businesses in the Poinsettia Fire. 
    Donations were being accepted Monday by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce for people who lost homes or businesses in the Poinsettia Fire. 
  • FIRE COVERAGE: Tomahawk Fire - Camp Pendleton

    FIRE COVERAGE: Tomahawk Fire - Camp Pendleton

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-05-14 17:22:32 GMT
    Wednesday, May 14 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-05-14 17:22:32 GMT
    The Tomahawk Fire in Camp Pendleton broke out Wednesday at about 9:45 a.m. As of Friday, it had burned 6,500 acres and was 65 percent contained.  
    The Tomahawk Fire in Camp Pendleton broke out Wednesday at about 9:45 a.m. As of Friday, it had burned 6,500 acres and was 65 percent contained.  
  • FIRE COVERAGE: Bernardo Fire - 100% contained

    FIRE COVERAGE: Bernardo Fire - 100% contained

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-05-13 18:10:07 GMT
    Tuesday, May 13 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-05-13 18:10:07 GMT
    The Bernardo Fire, sparked earlier this week during construction on a housing project near Rancho Bernardo, is now 100 percent contained, according to authorities Saturday. 
    The Bernardo Fire, sparked earlier this week during construction on a housing project near Rancho Bernardo, is now 100 percent contained, according to authorities Saturday. 
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