BORDER FIRE HOLDING AT 7500 ACRES, CAL FIRE REPORTS TODAY

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By Miriam Raftery

June 21, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Cal Fire has issued an update at 11:32 a.m. advising the Border Fire is holding at 7500 acres, but still only 5% contained. Evacuation orders remain in place for Forest Gate, Star Ranch, Cowboy Ranch, Dog Patch and Canyon City.  The Red Cross has an evacuation shelter set up at Los Coches Creek Middle School at 9669 Dunbar Lane in El Cajon.

Slightly cooler weather and high clouds are aiding firefighters continuing to battle the blaze that began Sunday at 11:04 a.m.  Residents in the area late this morning report the winds are blowing east to northeast.

For those animals that were left behind by their owners but are in a safe area of the evacuation area, the Department of Animal Services is providing food and water to those animals. If you have animals in the evacuation area that need food and water, please call our 24 hour emergency dispatch unit at 619.236.2341.

Per SDGE, power is out to 31 customers in Potrero, Dulzura and Campo, as well as 42 in Lake Morena.  Power restoration is predicted for tomorrow, June 22 at noon.

Watch for more details to be posted here soon.

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