Fire Contained Along U.S.-Mexico Border

The 380-acre fire burning across the U.S. and Mexico is 100 percent contained

By Sarah Grieco
|  Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011  |  Updated 8:49 AM PDT
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Fire Contained Along U.S.-Mexico Border

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A fire that was burning more than 375 acres in rural San Diego County along the Mexican border  has been 100 percent contained. The fire burned 40 acres in the U.S. and 340 acres in Mexico. 

The blaze occurred near the community of In-Ko-Pah, according to San Diego County Fire Authority.

The fire started just before 7 a.m. Tuesday. Because of the warm temperatures and rugged terrain the flames spread rapidly.

The fire was burning in an inaccessible area to ground crews because of its remote location, according to Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. Helicopters were used to fly crews into the fire.

The fire cause has yet to be determined.

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