BANNER GRADE (CNS) - A firearm-sparked wildfire that blackened about 1,270 open acres since last weekend in remote, rugged terrain southeast of Julian was fully contained Friday, authorities said.
The blaze in the Banner Grade area of eastern San Diego County caused no reported structural damage and necessitated no evacuations, according to Cal Fire. A half-dozen firefighters suffered minor injuries while working the lines.
Recreational shooting sparked the conflagration -- dubbed the General Fire due to its proximity to a landmark general store in the area -- south of state Route 78 and east of state Route 79 about noon Sunday. The flames mostly moved in an easterly direction, toward desert terrain, according to the state agency.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
The San Diego Gulls will seek their team-record ninth consecutive victory Sunday when they face their rival, the Ontario Reign, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County, forecasters said Sunday.