DULZURA, Calif. – The brush fire that began Monday afternoon near the U.S.-Mexico border was stopped at 577 acres, officials said.
As of Tuesday evening, the fire is 35% contained, according to Cal Fire San Diego.
“Firefighters will continue mopping up and putting out hot spots throughout the evening,” the agency said on Twitter.
First reported around 1:30 p.m., Cal Fire initially said that the blaze, located east of Marron Valley near Border Road, was at 30 acres and spreading at a moderate rate of speed. As of 4:34 p.m., the fire is at 577 acres.
Five people were rescued from the burn area, including two people who were injured, Cal Fire Capt. Thomas Shoots told FOX 5. The extent of the patients’ injuries was not known.
Cal Fire said that there is no immediate threat of evacuation orders or warnings at this time. Officials are however monitoring a threat to infrastructure near Tecate Peak.
This fire comes less than 24 hours after a 65-acre vegetation fire also broke out in Dulzura. As of 6:45 a.m. Monday, the fire was 25% contained.
Check back for updates on this developing story.