Otay Mesa

2-Acre ‘Border Fire' in Otay Mesa Wildland 100% Contained: Cal Fire

By 10 a.m., Cal Fire San Diego said the spread of the "Border Fire" had been stopped and the wildfire was 25% contained; by 1 p.m., containment had reached 100%

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A 2-acre wildland fire burned Friday morning off Otay Lakes Road, Cal Fire San Diego officials said. Within less than five hours, it was 100% contained.

Smoke could be seen east of the Lower Otay Reservoir at around 8:45 a.m., north of the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego’s Otay Mesa area.

Cal Fire confirmed a wildland fire was burning at mile marker 7.5 along 13531 Otay Lakes Road. The agency said the rate of spread was moderate and no structures were threatened. The area was, at first, difficult to access, Cal Fire said.

Just before 10 a.m., Cal Fire tweeted that good progress was being made on the so-called Border Fire, and it was holding at 2 acres.

A few minutes later, Cal Fire said the forward spread of the fire had been stopped. Cal Fire officials said the Border Fire was 25% contained.


By 1 p.m., the fire was 100% contained, Cal Fire said.

Wildfires continue to ravage the state of California.

On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said some 15,000 firefighters were still deployed throughout the state, including across two dozen larger fires. The fires, so far, have burned approximately 1.4 million acres, Newsom said. Seven Californians have died and at least 2,100 structures have been destroyed, according to the latest updates Friday from the governor.

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