SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An electrical fire Monday at a downtown apartment building caused around $200,000 in damages and displaced two women who moved in over the weekend, authorities said.
The blaze broke out inside a single-story unit with a loft on the second level of the Park Row building on Kettner Boulevard near West G Street about 4:40 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The fire was knocked down in about 30 minutes and did not damage any other units, although the unit below sustained slight water damage, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said. No one was injured.
Swanson said the fire caused about $150,000 in damage to the building and another $50,000 in damage to its contents.
Sheriff's detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation Friday after determining that a pair of bomb threats made against two North County high schools late Thursday night was likely part of a "swatting" hoax, authorities said.
After weeks of school threats countywide, local leaders are announcing a plan of action to put a stop to it.
For the first time, the SwimRun will be part of the 45th San Diego Crew Classic; the huge athletic event will be at Mission Bay.
Testimony continued Thursday in the civil lawsuit surrounding the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau as her boyfriend Jonah Shacknai took the stand.
The bulk of the rain is over however there will be another slight chance of light showers in the mountains late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
A man rescued by firefighters and a Sheriff's Deputy from a burning mobile home in Spring Valley was detained and being questioned Friday morning on suspicion of intentionally sparking the blaze, authorities said.
A group of North County lifeguards were honored Thursday night with the Medal of Valor for saving the life of a boater who wound up stranded on a jetty last October.
A San Bernardino man was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for carrying out a credit/debit fraud scheme that targeted retail stores, restaurants and hotels throughout San Diego County, prosecutors announced Thursday.
The defense team of a Marine accused in a fatal stabbing on a California Marine Corps base argued Thursday that the death was a tragic accident and the two friends were playing around with a knife.