Border Fire 75 percent contained at 25-acres, no structural threats or injuries reported
POTRERO (KUSI) — A fire of unknown origin that charred about 25 acres as it spread over hilly terrain just north of the U.S.-Mexico border in eastern San Diego County was 75 percent contained this morning, authorities said.
No structures were damaged or injuries sustained in the blaze that erupted a little after 3 p.m. Thursday about a mile west of the Tecate Port of Entry in the Potrero area, according to Cal Fire.
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Ground crews and personnel aboard firefighting aircraft fought the flames, halting their spread within two hours, the state agency reported.
The fire was 20 percent contained as of 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Cal Fire reported. Fire crews working through the night had it 75 percent contained as of about 6 a.m. Friday.
The blaze was never an imminent threat to any of the back-country homes or other structures in the area, Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez said. Its cause was under investigation.