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Smoke from large fire in Mexico visible in San Diego

Posted at 12:54 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 16:18:17-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Smoke from a fire burning in Mexico is visible throughout San Diego Thursday.

The blaze is burning roughly five miles into Mexico amid hot, windy conditions.

According to Cal Fire, the fire poses no threat to the U.S. at this time.

The agency said, however, it is monitoring the situation and will send a response if the fire threatens San Diego County.

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The blaze comes as a Santa Ana winds and high temperatures move through the region.

A red flag warning was issued for much of San Diego County through Friday.

“Winds will get stronger during the day today peaking overnight into Friday early afternoon. Northeast to easterly sustained winds will reach 20 to 35mph with gusts of 40 to 65mph and isolated gusts up to 75mph while humidity levels will plummet into the single digits,” said 10News meteorologist Megan Parry.

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A high wind warning is also in effect from 8 p.m. Thursday through 2 p.m. Friday for the inland and mountain communities.

On top of the wind, a heat advisory was issued from 10 a.m. Thursday through 5 p.m. Friday.