Update 1:20 p.m. - The fire has burned 15-20 acres on the U.S. side of the border, Incident Page Network and Cal-Fire report. Additional strike forces teams were ordered however Cal-Fire Roxanne Provaznik now states that good progress is being made on the fire and that two of four air tankers have been released.
May 17, 2012 (San Diego's East County)--CAL FIRE/San Diego Fire Authority is on the scene of a brush fire along the U.S./Mexico border. The fire in Mexico is approximately 600 acres and has just crossed into the U.S.
The blaze is south of Boundary Peak near Jewel Valley (TB Map 430 D9) between the communities of Boulevard and Jacumba. There is a southwest wind moving the fire to the northeast.
“Currently we have 11 Engines, 8 fire crews, 2 bulldozers, 2 water tenders, 3 helicopters, 4 airtankers and 2 chief officers,” said Roxanne Provaznik of CAL FIRE. “We responded to the incident at 9:16 and the cause is unknown.”
No structures are threatened.
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