Strange how these fires stops right at the northern and southern borders 🤔
A fire that began south of the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night had grown and consumed 50 acres on the U.S. side by Thursday morning before being stopped, authorities said.
“Fire activity north of the border has decreased significantly allowing firefighters to make significant progress,” Cal Fire San Diego tweeted just after 6 a.m.
Cal Fire crews responding to a report of flames on the south side of Otay Mountain about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday arrived to find the fire burning south of the border, according to a series of tweets from the agency.
Around 6:20 p.m., a blaze erupted in Tijuana’s La Sierra neighborhood, destroying six homes and damaging at least four others before Tijuana firefighters were able to halt the flames.
Around 8:20 p.m., a fire scorched about a half-acre of vegetation in an overgrown patch of southeastern National City near Chula Vista, authorities said.
Alex Riggins came to The San Diego Union-Tribune in 2018 from City News Service. He previously worked in Idaho for the Times-News. The Idaho Press Club named him Rookie of the Year in 2015. He is a La Mesa native and proud Helix Highlander, Grossmont Griffin and San Diego State Aztec.