SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - High temperatures, low humidity and strong winds -- the perfect weather recipe for destructive wildfires -- are set to return to the San Diego region this weekend.
The conditions have forced both Cal Fire and San Diego Gas and Electric to bolster their staffs in preparation for a fire event.
Cal Fire is deploying full staff, including reserve firefighters, to frontline engines and is even funding a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department strike team of wildfire engines over the weekend.
The agency has also readied staff with the U.S Navy and Marine Corps in the event that military helicopters are needed, and it has also communicated with CONOFIRE, Mexico's version of Cal Fire, in case it needs to act on its agreement with its neighbor agency.
Like Cal Fire, SDG&E is also ramping up staffing ahead for the dangerous weekend. The utility is putting stuff on the ground in various parts of the county so that they can act as its eyes and ears.
Staffers will be staged in high wind areas watching for things like loose tree branches or other debris that could potentially damage area power lines.
They've also disabled a system that automatically re-powers lines that have been tripped by even the smallest contact so that if something does knock a line down, the surge from the repower doesn't start a fire.
SDG&E also has an in-house meteorologist keeping an eye on the weather and watching for areas where the combination of heat, winds and dryness are the strongest.
The body of a man was found near a burned Ramona home Sunday after a resident of the home was unaccounted for after flames fully engulfed the structure on Saturday, authorities said. Deputies couldn't immediately say if the man who was found was the unaccounted-for resident.
The latest storm to hit San Diego is making for a beautiful scene in our local mountains with plenty of fresh snow that brought out lots of visitors this weekend.
Professional football is back in San Diego for the first time in more than two years. The San Diego Fleet's first ever home game against the Atlanta Legends got underway Sunday evening at SDCCU stadium.
The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame will induct five local women for their life's achievements next month, the organization announced Sunday.
San Diego police on Saturday released the names of the SWAT officers involved in a shooting and a standoff in Paradise Hills early on Valentine's Day.
Following a series of low pressures, a stronger, colder system on Sunday will bring a chance of snow to San Diego mountains.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest combat ship on Saturday, the USS Tulsa, which eventually will be docked in San Diego.
More than 150 current and former service members and their families gathered on the USS Midway on Saturday morning.
Dozens of people on Saturday fell victim to a brunch scam that was supposed to take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.