Border fire in Dulzura 100% contained

DULZURA (KUSI) — A wildfire that began Friday in the East County mountains was finally 100% contained Sunday.

The fire had spread through heavy vegetation along Highway 94 near Marron Valley Roads in Dulzura shortly before 4:30 a.m. Friday, according to Cal Fire. That is about 45 miles east of downtown San Diego.

The fire blackened 130 acres before its spread was halted by firefighters early Friday afternoon.

Sunday, about 50 personnel were left batting the flames, said Cal Fire Capt. Jon Heggie. That number is down from 220 firefighters on Friday.

While helping douse the fire Friday, a Cal Fire pilot made a safe precautionary landing of his helicopter in a nearby field. The cause of the unplanned grounding was still under investigation Sunday, Heggie said.

The cause of the fire was also unknown and under investigation.

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