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Stark fire vulnerability in San Diego County


Last updated 9/9/2016 at Noon


Ingrid Lobet


More than half the land in San Diego County – including neighborhoods reaching almost to the ocean and densely settled foothill cities – is at high or very high potential for difficult-to-control fire. The data is gleaned from maps prepared by the U.S. Forest Service.

Even for a region steeped in the ways of defensible space and brush clearance, the map is sobering. Almost a quarter of all terrain in the county falls into the highest hazard potential category, colored red on the map.

That includes the area west of Interstate 15 near Escondido and Los...

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