Fire, Outages Reported During Severe Weather - NBC 7 San Diego

Fire, Outages Reported During Severe Weather



    Fire, Outages Reported During Severe Weather

    A collection of outages, fires and flood warnings were reported Sunday as the county tackled serve weather.

    A hazardous weather and flash flood warning were issued for areas throughout the county, according to the National Weather Service.

    The flash flood watch was put into effect until 7 p.m. for San Diego's mountain, desert and valley areas including Julian, Campo, Mount Laguna, Borrego Springs and Temecula among others.

    More than 1,200 people in the East County were without power as of 5:18 p.m. according to San Diego Gas and Electric's website. Areas affected included Dulzura, Potrero, Campo, Japatul Valley, Buckman Springs, Morena Village, Live Oak Springs, Boulevard, Jacumba and Northwestern parts of Escondido.

    The cause of the outage was a problem in the overhead electrical system, SDG&E officials said.

    California Highway Patrol reported a small vegetation on a hill fire due to down power lines near Buckman Springs Rd. just after 2:30 p.m.

    CHP reported heavy thunderstorms in the area and issued a sigalert. Hard closures were reported at the state Route 94 exit to Buckman Springs as well as a shutdown Buckman Springs and Morena Lake.

    As for 4 p.m. the fire was at 15 acres and spreading, according to officials with the U.S. Forest Service.

    AT&T was called out to clear power poles in the streets, officials said.

    Sunday marked the third consecutive day of thunderstorms throughout the county.