Update 5:55 p.m.: The Gate Fire is 800 acres and is now 10% contained. Road closures remain in effect on Highway 94 from Honey Springs Rd. to State Route 188, and on Otay Lakes Road.
Update 4:50 p.m.: Fire is now 500 acres and still only 5% contained. A Chula Vista policeman directing traffic was struck by a vehicle and has been taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Update 3:20 p.m. : The Gate Fire is now 425 acres and 5% contained, per Cal Fire.
By Miriam Raftery
Photo left, by Dan Cassidy
May 20, 2017 (Jamul/Otay) – The Gate Fire has scorched 300 to 400 acres, according to Cal-Fire. Thus far no structures have been damaged. The fire is burning near Highway 94 and Otay Lakes Road, toward the Rancho Jamul Reserve with winds at 10-15 miles per hour. The fire is zero percent contained and still spreading rapidly.