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Brush fire burns 10 acres near border in Otay Mesa

Otay Mesa brush fire
Posted at 6:00 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 00:21:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A brush fire burning near the border in Otay Mesa grew to 10 acres Monday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.

Thick, white smoke could be seen billowing from miles away.

Cal Fire originally reported the fire around 4 p.m. burning in Tin Can Canyon. The fire then grew to five acres before Cal Fire posted a third tweet, noting that the blaze had grown to 10.

"Firefighters continue to make progress," the agency said Monday evening.

Just before 6:30 p.m. Monday, the agency said crews were able to stop the forward rate of spread.

Watch live video of the fire below: