Winds knock out power to thousands in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - Strong winds have knocked out power to thousands of households throughout San Diego County Tuesday morning.

According to San Diego Gas & Electric, as of 10:50 a.m., there were at least nine outages leaving 12,946 customers were without electricity. Nearly 6,100 of those were in the South Bay cities of San Ysidro, Otay Mesa and Nester.  Another 4,000 customers were affected in the Ramona area.

In the southeastern community of Dulzura, downed power lines were likely responsible for sparking three spot fires and knocking out electricity to more than 300 customers.

An SDG&E official said that of the nine, seven of the outages were weather-related.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning which remains in effect through 8 p.m. Wednesday. For the latest weather forecast, click here. For outage updates in your area, or to report an outage, click here or call 1-800-411-7343.

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