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Crews make progress on fire that crossed US-Mexico border

Posted at 4:22 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 10:34:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A brush fire that erupted in Mexico and crossed the border into the U.S. on Sunday afternoon was largely contained by Monday morning.

According to Cal Fire San Diego officials, the so-called Border 10 Fire erupted in an area east of the Otay Port of Entry just after 3 p.m.

By 4 p.m., the fire spread to the U.S. side of the border into San Diego County.

After burning about 20 acres, crews on the ground and in the air were able to stop the fire’s forward rate of spread at around 5:20 p.m.

As of 7:15 a.m. Monday, the fire was considered 75 percent contained.

Ground crews will be at the location of the fire for mop-up operations and containment.

The cause of the fire is unknown.