Brush fire along the U.S.-Mexico border burns roughly 250 acres

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A wildfire that originated just south of the U.S.-Mexico border today soon crossed into the extreme southern reaches of San Diego County, where it scorched swaths of rugged open terrain in the Dulzura area.

The blaze began spreading for unknown reasons west of Tecate in Baja California in the late morning, according to Cal Fire.

Within several hours, the flames had pushed north into the United States, the state agency reported.

As of shortly before 4 p.m., the fire had scorched roughly 35 acres on the U.S. side of the international line and roughly 215 acres in Mexico, officials said.

By then, ground and airborne crews were making good progress in subduing the blaze, which was posing no structural threats, Cal Fire advised.

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