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.
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Santa Ana winds will make a return to San Diego County Friday, combining with low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous, wind-driven wildfires.
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A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery.