SAN DIEGO – Officials with the Jamul-Dulzura Union School District and the Mountain Empire Unified School District have announced changes to bus and class schedules due to a brush fire in East County.

Mountain Empire Unified schools will be closed Thursday, the San Diego County Office of Education said late Wednesday evening.

In the Jamul-Dulzura Union School District, bus Route A has been adjusted so that there is no longer a pickup at Pio Pico, and bus Route B has been canceled completely.

As of 9 p.m., Border Fire 32 – the name given to the brush fire in the area – had covered more than 1,600 acres and had caused more than 400 evacuations.

“The fire situation continues to evolve; we will share additional updates as they are available,” SDCOE officials said Wednesday night.

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