Crews battle brush fire burning in Dulzura

Posted at 6:18 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 14:22:54-04

DULZURA (CNS) - A brush fire broke out Friday morning just a few miles north of the Mexican border and has quickly scorched over 100 acres in about five hours as Cal Fire San Diego crews battled the flames, authorities said.

The blaze, dubbed the Border Fire, started about 4:20 a.m. Friday south of Dulzura near Campo and Maron Valley roads, Cal Fire tweeted.

As of 11:20 a.m., the fire has burned 120 acres and 15 percent contained, the agency said. The fire was spreading at a moderate rate and there was heavy fuel in the area.