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  • Ramona Fire gains new crew members

    Chuck Westerheide, County News Center|Updated Aug 2, 2022

    San Diego County Fire has accepted a transfer of responsibility for fire protection and emergency medical services in Ramona. The deal benefits the community, the Ramona Municipal Water District and County Fire. The 40,000 people in Ramona are already seeing increased personnel in fire stations. The County has provided an additional crew member on two fire engines in the area. The idea is to increase fire services and staffing at Ramona’s three fire stations to regionally acceptable levels. Ramona Fire Station 80 had three...

  • Public's help needed to ID man killed on freeway

    Chuck Westerheide, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Mar 1, 2022

    The Medical Examiner's Office needs your help identifying a man killed while crossing Interstate 805 in January. No identification or personal property was found by medical crews who took him to the hospital. An artist sketch of the man was made of the man and a tattoo on his arm. Witnesses to the accident say the man ran across northbound I-805 at the Interstate 8 interchange in Mission Valley and was hit by a vehicle on Jan. 12. Motorists called 9-1-1 and he was taken to a...