Border Fire burns 130 acres, forward spread halted

Posted at 9:10 AM, Sep 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-02 12:10:38-04

DULZURA, Calif. (KGTV) - A brush fire raging near the Highway 94 in Dulzura burned 130 acres overnight before fire crews stopped its spread.

The Border Fire ignited at about 4:20 a.m. Friday, just south of Dulzura near Campo and Marron Valley roads, according to Cal Fire San Diego. Cal Fire said the fire continued through the night, charring 130 acres before crews were able to stop its forward progress.

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The fire was 25 percent contained as of Saturday morning, fire crews reported. Heavy fuel in the area helped the fire spread to the northeast, though it's not expected to impact residents. 

With an excessive heat warning for San Diego County's valleys and deserts, temperatures have also fueled the fire.

About 220 firefighters, 20 engines, and two helicopters have been fighting the blaze.

Cal Fire said firefighters will work Saturday to construct and improve containment lines and mop up any hot spots.