FIRE NEAR U.S.-MEXICO BORDER
Update 12 p.m. - This fire continues to spread and is moving toward the border, Cal-Fire's Nick Schuler said. There are currently 10 engines, 2 dozers, and 2 hand crews at the scene. Helicopters are on the ground staging to combat the fire if it reaches the U.S. In addition, air tankers are staging in Ramona if needed. The fire is now 35+ acres.
September 19, 2010 (Boulevard) 11:25 a.m. – A brush fire is burning within 1,000 feet of the U.S.-Mexico border, just south of the community of Boulevard in East County. “Currently the fire is seven to 10 acres, rapid rate of spread moving in an easterly direction,” said Cal-Fire battalion chief Nick Schuler.
“This fire is burning parallel to the U.S. Mexico border,” he added. Smoke is visible from the surrounding communities.
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