POTRERO (CNS) - A brush fire of unknown origin blackened about seven open acres Tuesday in the rugged southeastern reaches of San Diego County.
The non-injury blaze began spreading southeast of Morena Reservoir in the Potrero area shortly before 1 p.m., according to Cal Fire.
Ground personnel who had to hike into the remote site near Picnic Lake Park fought the flames with help from crews aboard two air tankers and two helicopters, said Mike Mohler, a fire captain with the state agency. It took them about an hour to get the blaze under control.
The fire was never a threat to structures. The nearest homes are a mile or more away from the burned terrain, according to Mohler.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.
A Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was dragged away from her daughters by authorities in a widely viewed video was being released on her own recognizance Tuesday by an immigration judge in Southern California.
After a nearly three-hour public hearing, the City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve a facility that would allow homeless people to store their valuables.
Kevin Towers, the former San Diego Padres player, scout and executive, will be posthumously inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony on May 12, the team announced Tuesday.
A flamingo that mysteriously appeared in the South Bay last month - like most people - seems to not want to leave San Diego.
Authorities Tuesday released the name of the 27-year- old victim who was fatally injured while playing a "punching game" with an acquaintance in a Gaslamp Quarter sports bar.
A woman accused of driving drunk and causing head-on crash that killed her passenger changed her plea on Tuesday.