E Point Perfect – Interesting and beneficial content

Power Pole Goes Up in Flames As Fire Burns Half-Acre Off I-8 Near Old Town


Firefighting helicopter.
Photo via Twitter @SDFD.

A half-acre vegetation fire was stopped Saturday off eastbound Interstate 8 at Morena Boulevard, fire officials said.

At 3:39 p.m., personnel in a firefighting helicopter reported that they could see no active flames. Subsequently, two helicopters were released, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The California Highway Patrol first reported “lots of dark smoke” at 3:06 p.m. in the riverbed under the freeway, and the fire department sent units to help.

At 3:15 p.m., the CHP shut down westbound I-8 at the Morena Boulevard off-ramp.

At 3:21 p.m., authorities reported a power pole on fire, with flames going up to the power lines.

Traffic was heavy in the area, officials said.

– City News Service


Source link

Related posts

Dunkin’ of California Raises Cup to Teachers with Free Coffee Offer and Coffee for a Year Sweepstakes

Two Suspects Jailed for Stabbing Man, Throwing Glass at Dog’s Face in San Marcos

Decision Day in Sacramento: Which Bills Did California Lawmakers Kill?

Going Holiday Shopping? Gas Prices Down 2.5 Cents in San Diego to $4.62

Two Geldings Die at Del Mar As Racing Opens for Bing Crosby Season

Two Wounded in Market Street Shooting in San Diego