SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A two-acre vegetation fire in a canyon near a housing development south of Knott's Soak City water theme park was quickly extinguished by firefighters Saturday.
"San Diego, Chula Vista and Cal Fire units all responded at 12:06 p.m.," a San Diego Fire-Rescue dispatcher said. "They had the fire contained with a ring around it by 12:30 p.m."
The dispatcher said the fire started in vegetation in the foothills between the water park and homes on Avenida De Las Vistas.
A brush fire spread over brushy rural terrain in the southeastern reaches of San Diego County Monday, threatening back-country homes and a naval training center as ground and airborne crews worked to subdue the flames.
Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
An oft-deported Mexican citizen drove drunk and caused a hit-and-run crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy, a prosecutor alleged Monday, but a defense attorney told jurors that her client wasn't behind the wheel at the time of the collision.
Thousands of San Diegans enjoyed viewing Monday's solar eclipse at events around the city as 57 percent of the sun was blocked by the moon.
If you're planning on watching Monday's solar eclipse you'll need to head east as morning clouds along the coast will likely block those near the beaches from seeing the celestial event.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during Monday's eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
People across the country are getting ready to view an historic solar eclipse. News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow headed to a small town in Wyoming to view it and brings us the story.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."