SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A fire sparked by a plumber's torch tore through a University City condominium building Thursday afternoon, causing an estimated $600,000 worth of damage and leaving 16 people in need of interim lodging.
The non-injury blaze erupted about 1:30 p.m. in a second-floor bathroom at the residential complex in the 3900 block of Camino Calma, near Regents Road, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames pouring out of the top of the two-story building, which is one of several on the site, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said. It took the personnel about 25 minutes to gain control of the blaze, which damaged one unit extensively and three others moderately, he said.
The American Red Cross was called in to help the displaced residents arrange for housing pending repairs.
Investigators set the monetary losses at $400,000 to the structure and $200,000 to contents.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.