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Large brush fire burning near Campo

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 17:13:18-04

CAMPO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Cal Fire responded Saturday afternoon to a large fire burning near the border in Campo.

According to the agency, the fire is raging near Forest Gate Road and Border Road.

Although Southern California Air Operations tweeted around 11:45 a.m. that the fire "is now well established on the U.S. side," Cal Fire says the blaze never reached the U.S.

Air Operations said it sent several aircraft to the fire, including two tankers and two helicopters, but around 1 p.m., all aircraft were released from the fire.

The agency said the fire is burning in light flashy fuels with a rapid rate of spread. The blaze is estimated at 50 to 100 acres currently, Cal Fire reported.

Smoke could be seen rising from the hills east of Tecate, Mexico. No other details are available at this time.

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