(NEWS 8) - Residents of California and the southwestern United States know all too well about the dangers of wildfires. We also know just how brave the men and women who fight them are.
The upcoming film "Only The Brave" tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a wildfire specialist crew within the Prescott Fire Department in Arizona that lost 19 of its 20 members fighting the Yarnell Fire in the summer of 2013.
Hotshot crews are interagency teams specifically trained to fight wildfires. They are tasked with fighting the most high-priority fires, usually in remote areas for extended periods of time, with little logistical support. They are considered elite-level firefighters with high-level wildfire training and strict physical fitness standards. One character in the movie describes them as "Seal Team 6" of firefighters.
News 8 entertainment reporter Kelli Gillespie got a chance to sit down with a few members of the cast including Josh Brolin (Eric Marsh), Jennifer Connelly (Amanda Marsh), Miles Tiller (Brenden McDonough) and Jeff Bridges (Duane Steinbrink) and talk about their roles and their experiences meeting their character assignments in real life.
"Only The Brave" is set for release on October 20.
Dozens of schools in the San Diego Unified School District will be on minimum-day schedules Monday due to forecasted high temperatures, the district said Sunday.
A group of Scripps Ranch residents, some of whom lost homes in the 2003 Cedar Fire, assembled care packages Sunday for survivors of the deadly blazes in Northern California.
Emotions are still raw for many who went through the 2007 fires in San Diego County and lost homes or loved ones.
Firefighters put out a small fire north of the El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside and sheriff's deputies were securing the scene where a small plane crashed, authorities said Sunday.
A Red Flag Warning for parts of San Diego County went up Sunday, a day after two sizeable brush fires were sparked in the region.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
San Diego sports fans were saddened when the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park closed its doors last summer. But those who have dried their tears can open their pocketbooks and bid on sports memorabilia items that were on display at the hall.
A fire broke out in the garage of a home in San Diego's Carmel Valley neighborhood, displacing four people, authorities said Thursday.