SAN DIEGO – A wildfire ignited by lightning is burning out of control in northern San Diego county.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Roxanne Provaznik says the fire in Dodge Valley has grown to 900 acres Thursday. It is zero percent contained.
It is one of several fires caused by lightning strikes along Palomar Mountain.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service reports that thunderstorms in the region produced half an inch of hail and heavy rain.
A power outage affected 3,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers around the mountain town of Julian for about an hour Thursday afternoon. A utility crew was investigating to see if a failure at a substation was caused by a lightning strike.