Fire near Otay Mountain chars around 450 acres of brush in Mexico, U.S.


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10/31/19 – The San Diego Union Tribune

By Alex Riggins, Karen Kucher

A brush fire along the U.S. -Mexico border near Otay Mountain charred an estimated 450 acres, including 50 acres in the U.S., before firefighters were able to halt its spread, Cal Fire officials said.

Cal Fire San Diego firefighters were monitoring the fire late Wednesday and working to keep it from spreading when it jumped the border early Thursday, said Cal Fire spokesman Thomas Shoots.

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