COTTONWOOD (CNS) - A water main ruptured Tuesday in a neighborhood near Valhalla High School, leaving dozens of homes temporarily without functional plumbing and forcing the closure of a stretch of roadway.
The ruptured 12-inch concrete pipeline began overflowing along Hillsdale Road in the Cottonwood area about 3 p.m., said Tenille Otero, communications officer for the Otay Water District.
It took utility personnel about 40 minutes to get the flow to the failed main shut off, Otero said. The deluge caused some flooding in a residential garage but had no other effects on structures, according to Cal Fire.
The mishap left 55 homes without water service. Crews hoped to have most of the addresses back online by early evening, according to Otero.
The affected section of street was expected to remain closed to through traffic overnight between Chase Avenue and Jamacha Road, according to the county Department of Public Works.
A 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer from northern San Diego County was killed Thursday while fighting the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County.
When the Lilac fire broke out one week ago, more than a dozen planes and helicopters made water and fire retardant drops during the day. But once the sun went down only two helicopters continued to drop at night.
A man accused of helping to dump the body of a murder victim in the San Diego Bay entered a not-guilty plea Thursday.
The plane that crashed in Clairemont spooked a couple's dog away as they were out walking it out Saturday evening and had been missing for four days.
Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire in Santee on Thursday after some bushes caught fire during a construction job.
Macy's announced Thursday that special discounts will be provided to people affected by the wildfires that have plagued Southern California over the past week, including the Lilac Fire in northern San Diego County.
Fewer than 140 firefighters remained in San Diego's North County Thursday to finish digging containment lines around the Lilac Fire, which burned 4,100 acres and destroyed 157 structures between Fallbrook and Oceanside near Camp Pendleton, authorities said.
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