Storm Brings Flooding, Fire to East County | NBC 7 San Diego

Storm Brings Flooding, Fire to East County

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    NBC 7 viewer Sam Webb
    Lightning sparked four separate fires in Borrego Springs on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

    Lightning strikes sparked four fires in Borrego Springs Thursday, as a slow-moving storm passed through East County.

    Two of the fires were tree fires, and the other two were brush fires. The brush fires scorched a total of six acres and damaged a house off Henderson Canyon Road, according to Borrego Springs fire officials.

    The California Highway Patrol closed Borrego Valley Road between Palm Canyon and Henderson Canyon because of the fire.

    A flash flood warning for the area, including Pine Valley and Mount Laguna, was in effect until 4:15 p.m. PT. Flooding was reported along State Route 94 and Shockey Road in Campo, according to the National Weather Service (NWS.)

    NWS estimated nearly 2 inches of rain fell in Mount Laguna, where quarter-sized hail was also reported. Winds were expected to reach 60 mph.

    A separate flash flood warning for El Centro is scheduled through 6:15 p.m. PT.

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