Brush fire crosses US-Mexico border
SAN DIEGO — A brush fire burning along the U.S.-Mexico border crossed into the United States Sunday afternoon, Cal Fire officials said.
Cal Fire began monitoring the fire early Sunday afternoon, when it was still burning southeast of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Otay Mesa Port of Entry.
Shortly before 4 p.m., officials said the fire crossed the border and had burned about 10 acres in the U.S. By 4:30 p.m., the fire’s progress in the U.S. had grown to 20 acres burned as crews attacked the flames on foot and using air resources.
Firefighters stopped the fire’s forward progress in the U.S. shortly after 5 p.m. No structures had been threatened by the flames.
#Border10Fire [update] Per the IC the forward rate of spread has been stopped. Grounds crews will transition to mop-up and containment operations.
— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) August 26, 2019