SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A wayward fabric canopy got caught in overhead electrical lines Tuesday in a neighborhood near Marian Bear Memorial Park, causing an outage that briefly left about 5,300 homes and businesses without power in Clairemont Mesa and adjacent Kearny Mesa.
The blackout began shortly before 11:30 a.m., San Diego Gas & Electric reported.
Emergency crews arrived to find a portable shade tarp with attached metal legs on top of transmission wires over an alley off the 4600 block of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, near Frink Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. It was unclear how the sunshade got there.
Utility crews had power restored to all the affected areas within an hour, SDG&E spokeswoman Gina Jacobs said.
The mishap caused no reported injuries.
Warm weather is expected to return to San Diego this week peaking around the mid-week point. Temps should cool again by next weekend.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a Vista apartment early Sunday, and homicide detectives were investigating, sheriff's deputies said.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.