Mudslide, Fire Prompts Road Closure in Ranchita

By Sarah Grieco
|  Friday, Sep 6, 2013  |  Updated 3:16 PM PDT
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Mudslide, Fire Prompts Road Closure in Ranchita

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Severe thunderstorms in East County have prompted heavy rain, which caused a mudslide in Ranchita.

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A mudslide and fire in Ranchita has prompted a closure on San Felipe Road, according to CAL Fire.

San Felipe Road, also known as S-2, is closed between state Routes 79 and 78 near Scissors Crossing because heavy rain in the area caused the mudslide.

One driver's car became stuck on S-2 road, but no rescue was needed and the person was able to walk away from the vehicle.

Nearby, a 1-acre fire caused by a lightning strike was extinguished by the rain.

Officials are urging people to avoid that area.

 


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