By Miriam Raftery
Photo: SDG&E webcam
Other photos: Steve Wingfield of Jamul
Update August 16: The fire in Mexico has been renamed #Border8Fire. It is now over 1,500 acres and is 30% contained. Cal Fire is preparing to send a strike team to assist firefighters in Mexico.
Update August 15: The fire is now 1,100 acres but still confined to Mexico. Cal Fire is monitoring the situation.
August 14, 2019 (Tecate) – A fire burning in Mexico has scored over 250 acres in the Tecate area and has potential to cross the border near Potero. Cal Fire has pre-treated fuels on the U.S. side of the border and will have crews remain on scene overnight at the fire, dubbed #BorderFire. The blaze is within 1/8 of a mile from the international border Cal Fire reports.
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