SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A firefighter was recovering Friday from injuries he suffered when he came into contact with an electrified fence while battling a late-night blaze in Barrio Logan.
The fire erupted for unknown reasons about 10 p.m. Thursday at an abandoned building on National Avenue, near 27th Street, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said. Nobody was inside the structure at the time, she said.
While working at the site of the blaze, an SDFRD crew member touched a chain-link fence at the back of the property that had become electrified due to its close proximity to a power box, Munoz said.
Medics took the victim, whose name was not released, to a hospital for treatment of electric shock-related injuries of undisclosed severity. He was released from medical care this morning, the spokeswoman said.
Investigators were unable to determine what sparked the fire, which caused an estimated $75,000 worth of damage to the structure and destroyed about $5,000 worth of contents.
A hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning left two passengers injured and the driver was at large, according to the San Diego Police Department. An unidentified female driver in her 50s was driving with a 39-year-old male passenger in the front and a 79-year-old male passenger who was asleep and unrestrained in the back seat.
An airline flight out of San Diego was diverted to Phoenix due to reports of an unknown odor in the cabin Sunday.
A 33-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday in the Oak Park community of San Diego.
A suspect remains at large after an argument led to a man being slashed with a knife in Lakeside on Saturday night, deputies said.
A 30-year-old man in the North Park community of San Diego suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist who abandoned his vehicle, police said.
Cooler than normal temperatures continued through the weekend. Warmer and sunnier conditions are expected Monday and Tuesday away from the coast.
In a ceremony at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, people paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to our great nation.
A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.