High winds, fire danger prompt SDG&E to cut power to hundreds

SAN DIEGO –- San Diego Gas and Electric cut electricity to hundreds of customers near Palomar Mountain Monday as a precaution because of dangerous fire conditions, the utility said.

Strong Santa Ana winds prompt warning for mountains

The planned power outage affected about 360 customers living near Cleveland National Forest in the Palomar Mountain area, an SDG&E spokesperson said. The outage was prompted by high winds and dangerous fire conditions.

Service to the area was fully restored by Monday evening.

The National Weather Service Monday issued a wind advisory for northern San Diego County, saying that winds were predicted to reach 20 to 30 mph with gusts reaching up to 45 mph. Winds that strong could blow down power lines.

Winds were expected to lessen Monday afternoon into Tuesday. SDG&E said there were no planned outages for Tuesday but they would continue to monitor wind conditions.