SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Helicopter and hand crews made quick work of a small vegetation fire in a remote area of Torrey Pines early Monday, authorities said.
The noninjury fire off North Torrey Pines Road near Torrey Pines Park Road was reported at 12:11 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
A helicopter crew made two drops on the fire, putting most of it out by about 1:20 a.m., a SD fire-rescue dispatcher said, adding hand crews put out the remaining hot spots.
The size of the burn area was around 30-by-30 square feet, he said. The cause was under investigation.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
On Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.