MOUNT LAGUNA (CNS) - An East County wildfire that destroyed 149 structures while blackening 7,055 acres was declared 100 percent contained early Monday, authorities said.
The Chariot Fire broke out just before 1 p.m. July 6 off Sunrise Highway, nine miles southeast of Julian, according to Cal Fire, which coordinated ground and air attacks.
At its heights, the fire was fought by nearly 2,000 firefighters. Twelve crew members sustained minor injuries over the past nine days. Cal Fire said most of the injuries were tied to heat exhaustion.
In addition to the 149 structures that were destroyed in the fire, nine were damaged. The majority of the losses were campground cabins in the Mount Laguna area.
Al Bahr Shrine Camp was the hardest hit, losing its lodge, social hall and about 10 cottages -- all log structures built in the 1920s -- along with 85 or more residential trailers.
Residents of about 20 homes were ordered to evacuate June 7 and an additional 100 residences were evacuated June 8. All evacuation orders were lifted by Thursday evening.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Sunday was all about those who laid their lives on the line and with the number of veterans dwindling each year, many present at a Miramar ceremony hope to keep their memory alive.
A Navy Seal team member has died after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.
Metropolitan Transit System is scheduling extra service starting Monday for a three-day game series between the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs at Petco Park, a spokesperson said.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Commencement was held Sunday for seniors at the University of San Diego, with ceremonies featuring a pair of distinguished alumni.
Cool and cloudy conditions start off Friday morning, but the sun will break through in the afternoon. Strong winds in San Diego County's deserts are also expected to ease up Friday morning.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.
The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War have been brought to San Diego for burial.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.