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Smoke From Tecate, Mexico, Fire Seen in San Diego

A fire that sparked in Tecate, Mexico, Tuesday afternoon created a plume of smoke that could be seen in some parts of San Diego.

California Highway Patrol officials confirmed the blaze was burning in Mexico, possibly near Tijuana, and posed no threat to San Diego.

A viewer sent Telemundo 20 and NBC 7 a photo of the smoke as seen from Viewridge Avenue near Balboa Drive. Another viewer said she saw the smoke from Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla just after 2:30 p.m.

Officials in Mexico confirmed the fire was burning on a mountain in Tecate and, as of Tuesday afternoon, posed no threat to populate, urban areas.

The Tijuana Fire Department is monitoring the fire in case it changes course.

No details on the fire were immediately released. No injuries were reported.

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