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Sun and High Temps Send San Diegans to the Beaches

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The National Weather Service said the record heat and high temperatures that scorched San Diego County Sunday could continue for the next two days.

The official San Diego reporting station at Lindbergh Field tallied 89 degrees at 4 p.m., breaking the 95-year-old record of 85 degrees set on this date in 1914.

Gillespie Field in El Cajon recorded a high of 99 degrees, according to the Weather Service It reached 95 degrees in San Marcos and 94 in Poway.

Lifeguard Lt. Andy Lerum reported large crowds at San Diego beaches, with "sporadic rescues."

The water remains chilly and a breeze makes it feel cooler than Saturday right along the shore, so not too many people are venturing into the water, Lerum said.

At 4 p.m., the temperature was just 69 degrees at the Imperial Beach Pier, according to the National Weather Service.

Firefighters with Cal Fire doused several small brush fires. Two scorched a combined eighth of an acre around noon at Highway 94 and Shockey Truck Trail east of Campo, a Cal Fire dispatcher said.

Another blaze just before 2 p.m. burned an acre and a half along Twin Oaks Valley Road north of San Marcos, the dispatcher said.

She said a third fire around 4 p.m. burned a large spot along Montecito Road in Ramona.

The dispatcher said there were no injuries or structures damaged in any of the fires.

A dispatcher with the Northcomm dispatching agency said paramedics treated a number of people overcome by heat at the annual Avocado Festival in Fallbrook, where the mercury climbed to 94 degrees. She didn't know if anyone was actually hospitalized.

The National Weather Service forecasts the hot weather to last into

Tuesday.
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