Border 19 Fire Details as of 9 a.m.
- Size: 20 acres
- Containment: 40%
- Road Closures/Evacuation Orders: None
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The Border 19 Fire started at around 1 p.m. Friday near Otay Mountain Truck Trail/Doghouse Junction on Otay Mountain, according to Cal Fire.
By around 4 p.m., Cal Fire said it had stopped the spread of the fire at 40 acres, and that the flames were 5% contained. The blaze was consuming heavy fuels in the BLM Wilderness area, Cal Fire said.
Cal Fire was attacking the remote fire with aircraft retardant drops, and ground crews were being flown in via helicopter. The agency said it expects to fight the Border 19 Fire overnight and through Saturday.
By Saturday morning, the fire was 40% contained and Cal Fire reduced the acreage to 20 acres. Cal Fire also said that 60 firefighters were flown into the remote area and worked all night.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
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