Southern California Wildfires
October 30, 2007 Across southern San Diego County, the wildfires have driven the Border Patrol out of the areas it normally monitors for illegal crossings. As the flames recede and border agents get back into those areas, they're getting a glimpse of how some immigrants got caught in the fires.
October 29, 2007 Even as firefighters look close to bringing a week of devastating fires under control in Southern California, forecasters warn that moderate winds could return in the next week to whip up the blazes.
October 28, 2007 Wetter weather is in the forecast for San Diego — a relief to farmers. The California county is home to one of the nation's most expensive fruits — The Haas avocado — and some farmers are irritated that security prevented them from using their irrigation systems to save their orchards.
October 27, 2007 Capt. Doug Dodge of the Orange County Fire Authority came very close to death this week fighting the Santiago wildfire in Southern California. Dodge and his crew had to hunker down under fireproof tents when they became surrounded by flames on the side of a steep hillside.
October 27, 2007 The devastation caused by those massive wildfires in San Diego could have a positive impact on the local construction industry and the real estate business. Both have been sagging lately as San Diego's once red-hot housing market cooled.
October 27, 2007 Now that southern California residents are returning to what's left of their homes (if there is anything), the next step will be the grim task of calculating their losses. Phone calls are pouring in to insurers, who are faced with covering much of the estimated $1 billion in property damage.