SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A city work crew accidentally broke a natural-gas line while digging in a Scripps Ranch neighborhood Tuesday, forcing precautionary evacuations of about 15 people from nearby residences and a business.
The non-injury accident in the 9700 block of Appaloosa Road was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Emergency crews cleared about a dozen people out of four condominiums in the area and evacuated three workers from a business near the spot where the ruptured 2-inch-diameter pipe was spewing methane fumes into the air, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.
San Diego Gas & Electric personnel were called in to repair the line.
Firefighters Thursday began a series of controlled burns that will clear potentially problematic combustion-prone brush off about 100 open acres in the East County highlands over the next week or so, authorities reported.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
Police Thursday identified the 66-year-old man who was fatally stabbed inside a Pacific Beach condominium and his 37-year-old nephew, the suspected killer.
Opponents of a plan to expand a Mission Bay hotel on Wednesday tried to get the public on their side ahead of a crucial meeting.
San Diego and Chula Vista are out of the sweepstakes to get Amazon's second headquarters, the company announced Thursday.
Relatively warm weather and mild conditions are on tap again Thursday in San Diego County, but a storm system that could bring rain and snow is on the horizon.