Fast-Spreading ‘Gate Fire’ Burns Off SR-94

Photos of the fast-spreading "Gate Fire" that sparked off SR-94 near Jamul on Saturday

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By 3:30 p.m., the Gate Fire had grown to 500 acres and was 5 percent contained.
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Pasha Nosrat/NBC 7
The Gate Fire, as seen from the north shore of Otay Lake on Saturday afternoon.
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Pasha Nosrat/NBC 7
The Gate Fire burn area along SR-94.
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Witness Tommy DeMars captured heavy smoke coming from Saturday's Gate Fire off SR-94. This picture was taken about 5 miles east of Hollywood Casino, from the south side of SR-94.
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A view of the Gate Fire, as seen from Santee by NBC 7 viewer Glenn Turgeon.
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David Villasenor/NBC 7
A view of smoke stemming from the Gate Fire, as seen from Salt Creek Elementary School in Chula Vista.
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David Villasenor/NBC 7
A view of smoke stemming from the Gate Fire, as seen from Salt Creek Elementary School in Chula Vista.
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Ramon Galindo/NBC 7
NBC 7 photojournalist Mark Mehlinger covers the Gate Fire burning off SR-94 on Saturday.
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Cal Fire San Diego
The Gate Fire burning off SR-94 had grown to 425 acres by 2:20 p.m. Saturday.
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Ramon Galindo/NBC 7
NBC 7 photojournalist Mark Mehlinger at the scene of the Gate Fire off SR-94, south of Jamul.
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Dave MacKinnon/NBC 7
Smoke from the Gate Fire, as seen from downtown San Diego.
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Families land campers living in RV's evacuated from the Pio Pico campground took refuge at a Red Cross overnight shelter site at Otay Ranch High School in Chula Vista.
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NBC 7
Close to 50 families living and camping in RV's evacuated from the Pio Pico campground took refuge at a Red Cross overnight shelter site at Otay Ranch High School in Chula Vista.
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A man evacuated from the Pio Pico campground and his dog Little Bit enjoy time together at the Red Cross overnight shelter set up at Otay Ranch High School in Chula Vista.
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Little Bit and his human family get some fresh air at a Red Cross overnight shelter set up at Otay Ranch High School.
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Two dogs keep watch of their family RV at Otay Ranch High School after being evacuated from Otay Ranch campground.
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