SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A Red Flag Warning is again in effect in parts of San Diego County just a few days after a 4,100-acre fire that is still burning sparked in the Bonsall area.
The warning is a pressing reminder for all of us to take extreme caution and make sure we're living safely in dry and windy conditions.
Cal Fire San Diego Unit Chief Tony Mecham and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Chief Brian Fennessy joined News 8's Dan Cohen on Friday to talk about some of the concerns associated with fire season.
They also discuss hot topic issues like San Diego Gas and Electric's decision to shut off power in some communities ahead of dangerous wind events, what their departments learned from fires in 2007 and 2013 and new tools and resources being developed that will help them in the future.
Unfortunately, the threat of scammers trying to take advantage of fire victims is very real so both chiefs talked about how fire victims can protect themselves and have a seamless road to recovery.
Another phone scam is making the rounds again and the Coronado Police Department is warning locals not to fall for it.
The Surfrider Foundation announced that it is filing a lawsuit against the federal agency in charge of water and sanitation issues at the U.S.-Mexico border for its inability to stop Tijuana River sewage flows from polluting local beaches.
San Diego Fire-Rescue later this year will add to its fleet a new helicopter designed to help find and extinguish wildfires quicker, perform rescue missions and deliver initial medical care.
One person was killed Tuesday in a single-car rollover crash on Interstate 8 near El Cajon, authorities said.
Only two days before preview night at Comic-Con kicks off and the streets of downtown San Diego on Monday night were being transformed in Comic-Con fever.
After last week's Build-A-Bear "Pay Your Age" sale fail, the company has announced you can still get the age deal (sort of) with its birthday-month "Count Your Candles" program.
IHOP has gotten over its identity crisis and is going right to a promotion that puts the spotlight on the flapjacks that made it famous.