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Ramona Fire Department reports

Ramona Fire Department responded to:

Sunday, Nov. 16

•Medical aids

-1200 block Poplar Street.

Red flag warning in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday

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With conditions ripe for a wildfire, San Diego County officials offer tips aimed at saving homes.
A National Weather Service red flag warning, signifying high wildfire danger, was issued through 5 p.m. Thursday for the inland valleys and mountains, where gusts could reach 60 mph and relative humidities could fall as low as 5 percent.
Brush should be cleared within 100 feet of homes — at least — but people should avoid using power mowers or weed cutters that could produce a disastrous spark while conditions are ripe for an out-of-control fire, county spokeswoman Yvette Moe said.
Any flammable materials should be moved away from homes, and tree branches that hang over roofs should be trimmed, she said.
The county developed an app that delivers news updates, maps, shelter locations, disaster planning templates and checklists. In the event of a wildfire or other emergency, that same information would be available at sdcountyemergency.com.
Emergency information is also relayed via text messages to those who have signed up for the county’s “AlertSanDiego” cell phone notification service, officials said.

Major injury collision on I-8 sends several Ramonans to area hospitals

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Several Ramonans were involved in a collision when their vehicle went down an embankment on Interstate 8 in the Jacumba area early Tuesday, and three people, including a 2-year-old boy, suffered major injuries, California Highway Patrol reported.

At approximately 7 a.m. a 21-year-old male from Ramona was driving a 2013 Dodge Avenger eastbound on I-8 when he allowed his vehicle to drift away from a direct course of travel, which caused his vehicle to travel down

Suspect charged in case of puppy thrown over fence

A man accused of tossing an unwanted puppy over a 6-foot-high fence outside a commercial building in Ramona will be arraigned Thursday at the El Cajon courthouse on two misdemeanor charges, officials said.

Gary Sartor of Ramona faces up to six months in county jail or a fine of up to $1,000 for each violation — animal cruelty and abandonment — if convicted, according to county Animal Services Department spokesman Dan DeSousa.

Medical examiner identifies pedestrian killed on Route 67

Update, Tuesday, Nov. 4—The County Medical Examiner’s officer has identified the pedestrian who died after he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross state Route 67 early Saturday, Nov. 1, as Daniel Gene Huffman, 28, of Ramona.

Huffman was crossing SR-67 in a north to south direction, west of Mussey Grade Road, when he was hit by a pickup truck traveling east on the highway, just before 3:30 a.m., said the report.

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday

Before hitting the sack tonight, residents should remember to set clocks back an hour, as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end — giving us all an extra hour of sleep.

California and most other states will “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, as the state returns to Pacific Standard Time.

Crews have Walnut Street fire under control

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Emergency crews responded to the report of a fire in the 1300 block of Walnut Street at 3:41 p.m. today.

By 3:59, the fire was under control, reported the CHP website.

Vehicle collides with forklift on San Vicente Road

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A collision between a car and a forklift in the San Vicente Road construction zone around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday sent one person to the hospital, according to reports.

California Highway Patrol said an 18-year-old male from Ramona was driving a 2005 Hyundai Accent south on San Vicente Road near Deviney Lane when the car rear-ended a forklift that was traveling about 25 mph and driven by a 33-year-old San Diego male.

Ramona Fire Department reports

Ramona Fire Department responded to:

Sunday, Oct. 26

•Medical aids

-17000 block Highway 67.

-1000 block Olive Avenue.

-16000 block Daza Drive.

-14000 block Mussey Grade Road.

-2500 block Via Majella.

-100 block North 14th Street.

Crowds fill Station 80 grounds for Fire Department Open House

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For four hours on Saturday, guests of all ages packed onto and into Fire Station 80 for demonstrations, fire safety talks and materials, food, discussions with emergency preparedness workers and volunteers, and to sit inside fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. They also watched as emergency helicopters landed on the grounds of the fire stations, and then gathered around for a closer look.
Smokey Bear made an appearance, posing for photos, and Cal Fire rescue crews demonstrated how to extinguish various types of kitchen fires and how they remove a vehicle’s roof and doors to extricate accident victims.
Youngsters also had the opportunity to enter a coloring contest that promised a range of prizes. Among the numerous booths at the open house, members of Ramona High School’s Song Team sold baked goods and candy to raise money for their trip to competition in Florida in March.

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