San Diego County

Fire Burns Near Structures in Otay Mesa

A vegetation fire was burning near structures along Brittania Boulevard and Airway Road in Otay Mesa.

The fire was reported just after 1 p.m. and was put out by fire personnel. 

The area is south of Interstate 905 and just a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to Cal Fire San Diego spokesperson Capt. Issac Sanchez, the three factors that most impact a wildfire are fuel, weather and topography. Together, the trio is known to lead to major wildfire incidents. Such was the formula in the November 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County in Northern California, which scorched 153,336 acres, destroyed 18,793 structures, and resulted in 85 deaths.

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