A wildfire that blackened 65 acres and briefly threatened homes near an East County golf resort a week ago was sparked accidentally by prison workers taking part in training exercises, authorities reported today.
The blaze, which erupted behind a behind a U.S. Fish and Game Department gun range off Willow Glen Drive in the Dehesa area shortly before 1 p.m. last Friday, spread across rugged slopes near Singing Hills County Club for several hours before ground and airborne crews were able to contain it.
A resident suffered a minor burn injury and a firefighter was overcome with heat while battling the flames, according to Cal Fire. No structural damage was reported.
Authorities declined to specify the cause of the blaze, dubbed the Willow Fire, though early reports suggested that it was ignited by a "flash-bang" grenade of a type used by law enforcement personnel to subdue uncooperative suspects or inmates.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a joint-use park at McKinley Elementary.
A vote is expected Tuesday as the Del Mar Fair Board considers transforming the Surf Side Race Place into a new indoor entertainment venue.
The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved a $225,000 settlement in litigation brought by a deputy city attorney, who alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor.
The Gate Fire, which has burned about 2,056 acres northwest of Dulzura, was 95 percent contained Monday. Cal Fire also reported that all evacuation orders and warnings were lifted in the fire area.
The Gate Fire northwest of Dulzura has been fully contained. Cal Fire says its crews will remain on scene Tuesday mopping up and guarding against flareups.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has voted to lay off its enforcement officers that patrol local train and bus stations.
It'll be mostly sunny in the majority of San Diego County Tuesday, once the morning clouds and fog clear.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has settled a high-profile lawsuit with a former employee for nearly $100,000.