SANTA CLARITA (CNS) - Residents evacuated from 700 homes due to the 800 acre Sage Fire near Santa Clarita have been allowed to go home, authorities said.
The evacuations were lifted at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Gustavo Medina. The cause of the blaze was under investigation.
Los Angeles County firefighters were dispatched at 12:05 p.m. Saturday to the area of The Old Road and Calgrove Boulevard, according to a county fire dispatcher.
Firefighters had the blaze 15 percent contained, Medina told City News Service. Backfires helped firefighters move any remaining flames away from homes. Night water drops by helicopters were cancelled.
One inmate firefighter suffered a minor injury, Medina said. Another firefighter was being treated for a heat-related injury.
More than 200 firefighters were on the scene, including some from the city of Los Angeles, U.S. Forest Service and Orange County Fire Authority. Ten aircraft dropped water and fire retardant during the day, Medina said.
The forced evacuation affected roughly 2,000 people in the area of Stevenson Ranch, Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff's Information Bureau said.
That included Southern Oaks Drive between Greenbriar Drive and Meadow Lane, Autumn Place, Shady Glen Court and Magnolia Lane, authorities said.
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.
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 crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
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.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.
A powerful show of support for migrants being held in detention facilities has hundreds of interfaith leaders gathered Friday night for a vigil and demonstration at the border.