(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.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.