Kind of late on this story. The fire was on December 23, 2011 and happened extremely close to my house. Here is a link to some video footage and you can hear the explosions from the meth lab, http://youtu.be/Wo-CiO6t_4k.
I called SDPD 9 times in 2011 to report the activities taking place in this canyon and they have done nothing to remedy this problem! In fact, they didn't even respond to three of my calls and when they did respond no actions were taken. I would have thought that the officers could have at least reported the tons of garbage and debris to Environmental Services, but again nothing was done. The morning after the fire I called SDPD again because the transients were back trying to salvage what they could, 2 hours later the cops arrived but I was unaware that any arrests were made. I personally reported the mess to the City of San Diego Enviro Services and two weeks later the debris was hauled away.
SDPD is a big disappointment! Instead of sitting at a speed trap on Clairemont Drive, they should be fighting real crimes that are taking place daily in our canyons. Oh wait, there is no money in arresting the transients, and it is a lot more work and less profitable than giving out speeding tickets.
— March 22, 2012 8:29 a.m.