SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A wildfire burning in Baja California sent several offshoots over the international line south of Boulevard Thursday, blackening about 15 open acres on the U.S. side before crews could douse the flames.
The northern edge of the roughly 600-acre fire in Mexico, which has been burning since Wednesday, crossed into the southeastern reaches of San Diego County near Boundary Peak in the late morning, according to Cal Fire. No structures were threatened.
The state agency sent eight ground crews, four air tankers and three helicopters to beat back the flames, which were being pushed to the northeast by prevailing winds, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said.
By early afternoon, the personnel were gaining control of the fires on the northern side of the border, Mohler said.
The state agency also sent crews over the international boundary to battle the flames burning there in a bid to keep them from entering the United States again.
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast.
Hundreds of Helix High School students staged a walk- out Monday morning to protest police brutality after video emerged over the weekend on social media showing a La Mesa police officer on campus slamming a teenage girl to the ground.
Abusive and deadly – that is what activists on Monday called the current chokehold procedure practiced by San Diego Police officers.
Residents in Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood are upset after they said a party at a house being rented out through Airbnb got way out of hand.
Public safety personnel searched in vain Monday for a 27-year-old musician who fell off Crystal Pier over the weekend and disappeared into the ocean.
Traffic heading south on Interstate 5 toward the Mexican inspection station will be rerouted to a newly constructed roadway beginning Thursday as part of ongoing construction at the border.
A former Miramar-based Marine who drove drunk and caused a head-on freeway crash that killed two UCSD medical students was acquitted of murder Monday but convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI.
It's almost time for Torrey Pines Golf Course to shine in the national spotlight as the Farmers Insurance Open kick offs Thursday. Several events lead up to the tournament, including Charley Hoffman's charity tournament Monday where San Diego's own Phil Mickelson was paired with Chargers legend Rolf Benirschke. News 8's John Howard caught up with them on the course.
An apartment complex under construction in Rolando went up in flames Monday, causing extensive damage, injuring one person and sending a thick column of black smoke into the sky near San Diego State University.
Authorities Monday released the name of a 27-year old man who was fatally shot over the weekend in a Valencia Park-area neighborhood.