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Crews battle blaze near the border

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OTAY MESA (CNS) - A fast-moving brush fire blackened dozens of open acres Wednesday in the remote reaches of southern San Diego County, just north of the Mexican border.

The blaze off Alta Road in the Otay Mesa area was reported about 4:15 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

Within an hour, the wind-buffeted flames had blackened at least 50 acres but were posing no reported structural threats, said Mike Mohler, a fire captain with the state agency.

Scores of ground crews were battling the blaze along with personnel in air tankers and water-dropping helicopters.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

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