ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK (CNS) - A brush fire of unknown origin blackened about 15 open acres Thursday in the remote eastern reaches of San Diego County, but never threatened any structures.
The non-injury blaze began spreading about 10:30 a.m. in steep, rugged terrain roughly a mile from a campground on Montezuma Valley Road in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, according to Cal Fire.
Crews fought the slow-moving flames aboard five air tankers, four helicopters, 15 engines, four water trucks and a bulldozer, said Mike Mohler, a fire captain with the state agency.
It took the personnel about 90 minutes to gain control of the blaze, Mohler said.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.
A San Diego man with a prior conviction for the same offense was sentenced in federal court to more than 3 1/2 years in prison for his admitted role in a human-smuggling attempt that seriously injured a U.S. Border Patrol officer.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Fischer is free Friday night after posting $2 million bail. He is accused of groping and assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty.