SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A fire of unknown origin blackened about an acre and a half in a foliage-choked City Heights canyon Wednesday, spreading near homes and prompting evacuations but causing no structural damage or injuries.
The blaze off the 3800 block of 49th Street began spreading shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The flames moved through thick, dry grass and other vegetation and into residential yards, prompting police to clear about eight people out of several of the most immediately threatened houses. "It burned right up to people's... foundations and walls," SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.
It took ground crews and personnel aboard a water-dropping helicopter about 25 minutes to subdue the blaze.
Investigators were unable to immediately determine what sparked the fire, Luque said.
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Former Mayor Bob Filner, who pleaded guilty to grabbing and fondling three women while in office, was formally sentenced Monday to three months home detention and three years probation.
When he was mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner waited to be alone with women to kiss, grope and manhandle them without any witnesses, according to a probation officer's report released after he was sentenced Monday to home confinement.
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An Orange County man accused of smashing a beer bottle over a fan's head following the Sept. 29 Chargers-Cowboys game at Qualcomm Stadium must stand trial on a charge of assault with
An Orange County man accused of smashing a beer bottle over a fan's head following the Sept. 29 Chargers-Cowboys game at Qualcomm Stadium must stand trial on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, a judge ruled Monday.