Fires in Mexico spotted from San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Smoke from a fire in Mexico could be seen rising into the air south of Otay Mountain Wednesday afternoon.

A viewer spotted the smoke from Otay Mountain Truck Trail shortly after 2 p.m.

SDG&E’s camera on the mountain¬†also showed a column of smoke rising to the south. The fire was burning on the other side of the US-Mexico border, near Tijuana.

A second fire in Mexico could also be seen from San Diego Wednesday. That blaze broke out near Tecate.

The sighting came as San Diego observed a red flag warning for extreme fire danger and some portions of the county faced power outages and school closures.