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30-Acre Brush Fire in Tecate 50% Contained, Evacuation Warnings Issued: Cal Fire

Cal Fire said a downed power line on the Mexican side of the border sparked a fire that spread across the boundary

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Cal Fire San Diego is at the scene of a 30-acre brush fire in Tecate near the US-Mexico border that prompted evacuation warnings.

The fire is near Tecate Mission Road and west of Tecate Port of Entry. Cal Fire said evacuation warnings have been issued for the nearby Tecate community. A temporary evacuation point is located at Potrero Elementary School on 24875 Potrero Valley Rd, Potrero.

As of Thursday night, the fire was estimated at 30 acres and was 50% contained. Earlier, Cal Fire had estimated the fire was 60 acres but adjusted the size based on better acreage mapping.

So far, one outbuilding has been destroyed but firefighters are making good progress from the ground and air, Cal Fire said.

The fire spread into the U.S. from Mexico after a downed power line near the border ignited brush, according to Cal Fire.

The agency expects firefighters to be on scene overnight.

No other information was available.

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