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Cal Fire extinguishes brush fire near border

The blaze, which was sparked by downed powerlines south of the border, destroyed one outbuilding, the state agency reports.
Credit: KFMB

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Firefighters have extinguish a roughly 60-acre brush fire near Tecate Mission Road, just north of the U.S.-Mexico line and west of Tecate Port of Entry. 

The fire was burning on the U.S. side and evacuation warnings were issued for the Tecate area. There was a temporary evacuation site at Potrero Elementary School.

The blaze, which was sparked by downed power lines south of the
border, destroyed one outbuilding, the state agency reports.