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Stories by D. Lahr

Third-floor fire at Hotel Sanford

Sprinklers douse fire and second and first floors

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on April 23, fire alarms went off at the Hotel Sanford in the 1300 block of Fifth Avenue. As the alarm is connected to the San Diego Fire Department, they and ...

Trolley power substation delivered

For better control of speed and traction of lines and cars

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on February 27, at the corner of Woodman and 69th streets, a project to deliver and set in place a new power substation had begun. A massive crane had been erected ...

Suspected DUI Car Crash in Tierrasanta

Just after 8:00 p.m. on May 18, a major vehicular accident took place in the 4000 block of Rueda Drive, near the intersection of Rueda and Tierrasanta Boulevard. According to witnesses and emergency utility workers, ...

House Fire in La Jolla

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. today, May 13, a fire broke out in a residence in the 600 block of Rushville Street. According to witnesses and emergency workers, the owners of the home had been burning ...

Storage Facility Fire in Kearny Mesa

Just after 7:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, a fire broke out in a two-story storage facility located on the 7500 block of Dagget Street. Firefighters were able to knock down the blaze before it ...

Propane Starts House Fire in El Cajon

At approximately 11:10 p.m. on March 7, a fire tore through and destroyed a residence in the 100 block of North Westwind Drive. The El Cajon Fire Department responded with two full crews, which knocked ...

Rancho Bernardo House Fire and Looky Loo Struck by Truck

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on January 17, a blaze broke out at a residence located in the 16000 block of Avenida Suavidad. The fire appeared to have started in a bedroom used as an office. ...

Awning Collapses at Strip Mall

Late in the afternoon on January 11, an awning at a strip mall in the 2600 block of Market Street collapsed and came crashing down on the sidewalk in front of five businesses. The wood-and-stucco ...

Crash on Kearny Villa Road

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. today, January 5, a late-model Honda Accord was traveling south on Kearny Villa Road and slammed into another vehicle heading north on Kearny Villa at the Balboa Avenue intersection. The other ...

Rainwater Three to Four Feet High in Logan Heights

At approximately 9:15 am this morning (December 21) there was a flash flood in Chollas Creek near Logan and South Gregory Street that then flooded the surrounding streets and some residences and businesses. The flood ...

Bedroom Candle Starts Fire

Just after 9:30PM last night (December 13), a fire broke out in the floor of a three-story condominium complex in the 3700 block of Alabama Street. Firefighters and paramedics were on the scene within minutes ...

Clairemont Fire the Result of Marijuana Growing Operation

On Monday, November 29, a fire started in the garage of a residence on Mt. Burnham Court just after 9:30 a.m. The garage of the rental home had been used for growing marijuana, according to ...

National City Fire Spares 30 Stray Cats, 2 Brothers

In the early morning hours of October 7, flames broke out in a detached unit located on the 800 block of Palm Avenue. National City fire crews immediately responded and quickly knocked down the flames, ...

Blaze Knocked Down

Just after 10:45 on August 18, police and fire crews blocked off the 3400 block of Morena Boulevard in both directions after responding to a residential structure fire. Crews quickly knocked down the blaze, which ...

Crash and Burn

Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on July 25, an out-of-control truck hit two parked cars, slammed into another parked truck in a driveway, and ended up plowing into a garage on the 8100 block of Calico ...

Kept on Truckin'

Just after 1:30 a.m. on July 14, a truck drove through the front of a home at the intersection of Arrow Rock Avenue and Gold Coast Drive in Mira Mesa. The vehicle took out an ...

Garage Fire

Shortly after 7:00 a.m. on July 12, flames erupted in the attached garage of a three-bedroom home in the 1000 block of South Mollison Avenue. Heartland Fire & Rescue (an association of El Cajon, La ...

Home Wrecker

Shortly after 1:00 p.m. on July 1, a truck crashed into two separate residences on the 6200 block of Camino Lago Vista. The truck had come down a steep street, blew through a stop sign ...

For Scrap

At approximately noon on May 17, two men were cutting open a propane tank (for scrap) on the 2900 block of Imperial Avenue when fumes caused the tank to ignite. A fire quickly spread to ...

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