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  1. Unsung Heroes of Fire Recovery Bring Priceless ReliefRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 27 | San Diego NewsCape

    ... to check for mementos," said Cummings. In one particularly emotional instance, they did that painstaking work for Potrero resident Bill Cronkrite, 60, who lost his main house and outbuildings. The California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief group ...

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  2. War hero's medals recovered from burned propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | 10News

    Bill Cronkrite of Potrero, Calif., holds up burned war medals recovered from the debris of the Border Fire, which burned down his house. The medals belong to Bill Cronkrite's son, Army Sgt.

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  3. Fallen Soldier's Medals Found in Border Fire RubbleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | NBC Los Angeles

    NBC 7's Candice Nguyen reports on the efforts of volunteers who went above and beyond to help one family whose son's military medals were burned in the Border Fire near Potrero. A local military family who lost their home to the Border Fire received a priceless gift, according to an article in County News Center .

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  4. Family Who Lost Home in Border Fire Gets Priceless GiftRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | NBC San Diego

    ... with it, his son's military medals. The Border Fire burned more than 7,000 acres for nearly two weeks in the city of Potrero, scorching homes and outbuildings. County News Center reported that a group of volunteers with the California Southern ...

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  5. VIDEO: More Californians refusing to evacuate despite fire dangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | KRON 4

    ... remains of a man and woman who were caretakers of property in an area where an evacuation order had been issued near Potrero, about 45 miles east of San Diego. Kim Boyle, who has experienced about a half-dozen wildfires during her decade in ...

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  6. Brush fire in Mexico near PotreroRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    - About 100 Cal Fire and county firefighters were posted along the border near Potrero Saturday, keeping an eye on a 60-acre brush fire in Mexico. He said Cal Fire and San Diego County Fire crews on 10 engines, with four hand crews and four water ...

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  7. 60-acre Brush Fire Burns South of the Border Near PotreroRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | NBC San Diego

    A 60-acre vegetation fire is burning along the Mexican border south of Bell Valley near Potrero, Cal Fire confirmed. Firefighters are currently holding the fire south of the border and will remain at scene throughout the evening in order to ensure that it does not spread to the north.

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  8. Motorcyclist critically injured in crash near PotreroRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    - A motorcyclist who failed to negotiate a curve on state Route 94 near Potrero smashed into a tree and suffered critical injuries Friday, authorities said. The 25-year-old man was speeding eastbound on the curve, west of Harris Ranch Road, when his ...

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  9. -story-blockRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 2 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Upland Fire Capt. Joe Burna watches as a tanker drops fire retardant to stop a wildfire from jumping over Highway 94 near Potrero, Calif., on June 20, 2016.

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  10. Cool Zone Hours Extended at Two East County LibrariesRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2016 | San Diego NewsCape

    The Borrego Springs and Potrero branches of the San Diego County Library will be open extended hours as Cool Zones because of the excessive heat in the region this weekend. Both libraries will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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  11. Lake Morena family adopts 'Little Joe'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2016 | 10News

    ... to adopt the dog from Jim Keefe's relatives. Jim and Kylie Keefe died in the Border Fire that swept through Potrero last month. They were the owners of Little Joe. The San Diego County Department of Animal Services, which took the dog to its Bonita ...

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  12. Brush fire burning east of DulzuraUpdated Jul 3, 2016,Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... rashed and went off the highway near Barrett Lake Road. The rider was not injured, Sanchez said. The area is west of Potrero, where a wildfire that charred more than 7,500 acres sparked on June 19.

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  13. 2 Acre Brush Fire in DulzuraRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | NBC San Diego

    Fire crews are battling a two-acre brush fire off Highway 94, just east of Barrett Lake Road in East San Diego County. The fire broke out around 1:05 p.m. in Dulzura, just seven miles from Potrero, the site of the raging Border Fire.

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  14. Celebrate Independence Day at a County ParkRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2016 | San Diego NewsCape

    ... sites left at Dos Picos County Park in Ramona, Guajome County Park in Oceanside, Lake Morena County Park in Campo, Potrero County Park in Potrero, Sweetwater Summit Regional Park in Bonita and William Heise County Park in Julian this weekend. Space ...

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  15. San Diego County Board Waives Permit Fees for Border Fire RebuildersRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2016 | San Diego NewsCape

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to help those who lost homes or buildings in the Border fire by waiving fees for building permits and plan-check reviews, and to help clear fire debris. Supervisor Dianne Jacob, whose district includes the Potrero and Campo communities where the Border fire started just before noon 10 days ago on June 19, said Tuesday that the latest figures reported the fire destroyed five homes and 11 "outbuildings."

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  16. A look at wildfires burning across the US WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | The Gillette News-Record

    San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies carry the remains of two victims of the Potrero, Calif., wildfire down from a hillside Wednesday, June 29, 2016. San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said the unidentified man and woman were found Wednesday near a boulder in Potrero, about 45 miles east of San Diego.

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  17. Border Fire: All evacuation orders lifted, 100 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | KFMB-am

    Last updated: Thursday, June 30, 2016 AT 7:15 PM Acres burned: 7,609 Containment: 100 percent Location: Potrero - Off Highway 188 and Highway 94 near Tecate Start date: June 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM Cause: Under Investigation Evacuations: All Evacuation Orders and Warnings have been lifted. Evacuation Shelter: N/A Structures Destroyed: 5 homes, 11 outbuildings Injuries: 3 firefighters injured Road closures: No current road closures Trail Closures: Pacific Crest Trail Twitter Hashtags: #BorderFire POTRERO - The so-called Border Fire, which has destroyed homes, prompted widespread evacuations and blackened more than 7,600 acres since it broke out near Potrero 12 days ago, was 100 percent contained Thursday.

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  18. Legoland unveils tallest Lego model to honor New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | KFMB-TV San Diego

    ... has destroyed homes, prompted widespread evacuations and blackened more than 7,600 acres since it broke out near Potrero 12 days ago, was 97 percent contained Thursday. The so-called Border Fire, which has destroyed homes, prompted widespread ...

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  19. Most tenured mailman in San Diego retiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | KFMB-TV San Diego

    ... has destroyed homes, prompted widespread evacuations and blackened more than 7,600 acres since it broke out near Potrero 12 days ago, was 97 percent contained Thursday. The so-called Border Fire, which has destroyed homes, prompted widespread ...

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  20. Firefighters continue to battle wildfires across the WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Las Vegas Review Journal

    ... and Stephanie Riverburgh hugged after they and two other women discovered the burned remains of two victims of the Potrero, Calif., fire, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP) San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies ...

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