New Map Details Fire Risk for San Diego County Residents

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    This image represents a small portion of the countywide map. To see the full version and zoom into your neighborhood, click on the link in the article below.

    San Diego County officials have released a new map showing the areas most at risk for a wildfire.

    With fire danger and alerts issued year-round risk, fire crews hope this map will help them predict where a dangerous fire could hit.

    The areas in bright red are places which have the oldest fuels, meaning brush and grasses that have not had a fire in more than 40 years. Those areas are the most concerning to fire crews and most at risk for a fast moving fire.

    The yellow areas have had fires in the last 20 to 30 years.

    The bright green parts have seen a fire in the last 20 years.

    Just last May, more than half a dozen fires popped up in our county during a severe Santa Ana.

    The destruction caused by those fires prompted county and fire leaders to create this map get a clearer picture of the danger zones.