Power outages in the East County left more than 2,000 residents without power on Sunday.
According to SDG&E, nearly 900 customers were without power in the Lakeside area beginning at 1 p.m. Restoration in that area was expected by 3:30 p.m.
SDG&E said the power was shut off for “safety reasons while repairs are being made,” but no further information was given.
Meanwhile, at around 1:10 p.m., approximately 1,132 customers in the Crest, Alpine, Dehesa, Granite Hills and Harbison Canyon areas had their power shut off by SDG&E, also for safety reasons.
Full restoration was initially expected by 3:30 p.m. in those East County communities as well, according to SDG&E.
By 4 p.m., all but about 445 customers in Dehesa, Alpine and surrounding areas had their power back. SDG&E expected to to restore the power in the remaining areas by 5:40 p.m.
On Sunday, just before noon, a brush fire sparked off Olde Highway 80 in the East County. The fire engulfed at least one structure.
It is unconfirmed if the power outages are directly related to Sunday's Olde Highway 80 fire.