SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Frustrations in San Diego as residents meet with city officials.
In a town hall meeting last night, survivors of last week's wildfires say they weren't warned that their homes could be threatened.
One resident says he only survived because his neighbors woke him. The resident asked Mayor Jerry Sanders why officials didn't make phone calls or sound sirens.
Sanders said sirens were "all over the city." And county officials had made more than 300,000 reverse 911 calls to tell residents to leave their homes.
Meanwhile, some fires continue to burn. Fire crews have surrounded more than a dozen and five others are at least half contained.
And residents across Southern California have started filing for aid. FEMA has gotten more than 8,000 applications.
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