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Photo circulating on social media is not Cocos Fire

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It's a photo that's been showing up on social media sites, supposedly from the Cocos Fire in San Marcos. 

But it turns out, the picture wasn't even taken in San Diego.

The photo shows a DC-10 making a drop on a fire as it burns close to homes and the caption reads "a friend in San Marcos just posted this."

The photo is real, but it was actually taken last year at the Falls Fire near Lake Elsinore.

The picture has shown up on Facebook and Twitter and was even posted on the Times of San Diego website next to an article about the Cocos Fire.

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