July 19, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – The border fire is now burning in Tecate Creek, still on the Mexican side of the border. The wildfire has grown to 500 acres, Cal Fire crews on the U.S. side of the border estimate.

The blaze was initially reported as a 30-acre fire in Mexico, just south of Marron Valley Road and Otay Truck Trail, earlier this evening.  A Cal-Fire official informed ECM that the agency has crews closely monitoring the situation.

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