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Firefighters battle second fire near border in two days

Posted at 3:16 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 22:05:21-04

DULZURA, Calif. (KGTV) — Firefighters battled a vegetation fire near the U.S.-Mexico border, a day after crews pretreated the area for a fire burning south of the border.

The fire was reported along Marron Valley Rd. near Dulzura Thursday, according to Cal Fire San Diego.

By 6:30 p.m. the fire was estimated to have grown to about 80 acres and was 10 percent contained. No structures were immediately threatened, Cal Fire said.

Air and group fire resources were attacking the flames, Cal Fire added.

Wednesday night, Cal Fire made air drops near Tecate after flames from a brush fire crept up to the border from the Mexico side of the border. Thursday morning, Cal Fire reported a "significant decrease" in that fire.