ESCONDIDO (CNS) - An electrical transformer burst into flames at a San Diego Gas & Electric substation in Escondido Wednesday, prompting authorities to tell people in the area to stay inside.
The fire in the 500 block of Enterprise Street in Escondido was reported shortly after noon, Escondido police Lt. Craig Carter. About an hour later, city officials used a reverse 911 system to notify residents within a mile of the fire to stay inside, he said.
About 15,000 gallons of mineral oil used to cool the transformer was burning in a 20-by-20-foot area, and fire crews decided against actively fighting it. They were letting it burn itself out, but it was unclear how long the oil would burn, he said.
A tribute to the late "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher will highlight the final day of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.
A woman reported missing was found shot to death Saturday at an office in San Diego and her daughter apparently committed suicide after learning about the woman's death, authorities said.
A vegetation fire near Warner Springs that spread quickly Saturday has slowed considerably Sunday and is 20 percent contained, though some residents in the area are under an evacuation warning, authorities said.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
A young father detained by immigration officials and facing deportation was freed Friday, and a protest planned for Fallbrook Saturday will instead be turned into a celebration, community leaders said.
Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion of about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."