Monthly Archives: October 2015

Southern California City Unveils Mapping Tool for Wildfire Hazards

As fire season ramps up, San Diego County, Calif. has unveiled a new online interactive map that allows residents to search out wildfire dangers in specific areas.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported he digital tool launched this week expands on existing fire maps that haven’t been searchable until now.

The map, accessible at ReadySanDiego.org, shows that roughly one-third of the county is in “high” or “very high” fire hazard zones, with most of those areas in San Diego’s backcountry.

The newspaper says the county’s worst-ever firestorms have historically occurred in October.

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