Cal Fire crews fight fire near border

Blaze burned at least 100 acres

SAN DIEGO - A fast-moving brush fire swept across brushy open terrain in a remote section of southwestern San Diego County Wednesday, charring scores of acres but posing no structural threats.

The non-injury blaze erupted about a mile east of the terminus of state Route 905 on Alta Road in Otay Mesa shortly after 4 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

Within two hours, the wind-buffeted flames had blackened at least 100 acres, the state agency reported. By then, crews battling the blaze on the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters had significantly slowed the spread of the blaze and were making good progress toward containing it, authorities said.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

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