DULZURA (CNS) - A traffic collision started a brush fire that spread to 20 acres today north of Jamul and Dulzura in East County, according to Cal Fire.
The blaze was reported about 1:30 p.m. on Honey Springs Road, about 14 miles north of state Highway 94, said Roxanne Provaznik, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire.
No structures were immediately threatened by the fire, but the San Diego Sheriff's Department, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responded to help fight the flames.
About 150 firefighters responded to the blaze, along with ten engines, four fire crews, two bulldozers, two helicopters, two air tankers and a water tender, Provaznik said.
The intense heat was certainly felt across San Diego County Monday, and temperatures are expected to soar even higher on Tuesday. It's expected to be so hot, that schools in the San Diego Unified School District will once again run on a minimum day schedule.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center announced Monday its largest-ever matching gift -- a pledge that could result in $2 million in donations to the facility in Hillcrest.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies of La Jolla was Monday awarded a $25 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health in conjunction with its brain-mapping initiative.
After our 6:30 p.m. newscast Sunday night, we got reports from viewers that there was a mysterious animal in the background of a live shot in Hollenbeck Canyon.
A Chula Vista woman who survived breast cancer continues to fight for others diagnosed with the disease.
A two-year contract ratified by members of San Diego's police union would move officers' pay to above-average levels statewide in all classifications, city leaders announced Monday.
A small brush fire erupted alongside state Route 94 in Golden Hill Monday, burning brush near a church and preschool but causing no reported structural damage or injuries before crews got it under control.
Santa Ana winds will blow through much of San Diego County Monday and combine with record-high temperatures and extremely dry air to create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters said.
State Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani met with members of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians on Monday.