East County Wildfire and Emergency Alerts
Photo: Ranchita Sheriff substation
Update August 27, 8 a.m. The fire is now 80 percent contained and Montezuma Valley Road is reopening. Full containing is expected later today, Cal Fire reports.
Update 9:30 p.m. The Montezuma fire is now 60 percent contained.
August 26, 2017 (Borrego Springs) -- The Montezuma Fire has charred 62 acres and is now 20 percent contained, with forward spread stopped, Cal Fire reports.
The blaze began this afternoon when a Jeep Fire ignirted dry brush along Montezuma Valley Road near Borrego Springs.