PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: THE AFTERMATH OF THE BORDER FIRE

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By Jose A. Alvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office

June 27, 2016 (Potrero/Campo) - The Border Fire started Sunday, June 19. Since then, it has burned more than 7,000 acres, destroyed five homes and 11 structures. These images, taken on June 23 in the Potrero and Campo communities, show the aftermath and the efforts taking place to help residents get back to their lives.

 

View the full gallery at http://www.countynewscenter.com/the-aftermath-of-the-border-fire/ and scroll down for highlights.

Right:  the area near this house was totally scorched, but the home was spared.

Left:  a house and other structures covered in fire retardant in Potrero.

 

 

 

 

 

Right:  The Border Fire jumped the highway at several points.

Left:  Grateful residents thanked firefighters in Potrero.

 

 


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