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Border32 brush fire east of Dulzura in San Diego County

The fire in southern San Diego County has burned 4,243 acres, destroyed a number of constructions, and over 400 residential items are affected by evacuations.

SAN DIEGO — Name: #Border32Fire

Fire begin time: Wednesday, August 31 at about 2:30 p.m.

Agencies responding: Multiple businesses, together with CAL FIRE San Diego

  • SR-94 closed to all visitors between Forrest Gate Road in Campo and Otay Lakes Road in Dulzura. Both Eastbound and Westbound closed close to Bowmans Road. 
  • Tecate Port of Entry 
  • The space east of Round Potrero Road in Potrero 
  • Near SR-94 and Barrett Smith Road
  • Over 400 residential items are affected by evacuations

Temporary evacuation factors:

  • Jamul Casino – 14145 Campo Road, Jamul
  • Camp Lockett Event & Equestrian Facility at 799 Forrest Gate Rd, Campo (Camp Lockett is accepting giant animals)
  • Mountain Empire High School at 3305 Buckman Springs Road, Pine Valley

The San Diego County Office of Education launched the next on Wednesday: 

Due to Border Fire 32, colleges in the Mountain Empire Unified School District might be closed on Thursday, Sept. 1.

The Jamul-Dulzura Union School District has canceled or adjusted a number of bus routes for Sept. 1

  • Route B – Canceled
  • Route A – No pickup at Pio Pico (all different stops are at the moment unaffected)

“The fire state of affairs continues to evolve; we are going to share further updates as they’re accessible. Follow @SanDiegoCOE on Twitter for real-time updates. 

All San Diego County colleges have established a fire safety and evacuation plan and work commonly with public security businesses to coordinate preparedness efforts to guard life, property, and demanding infrastructure. For data on how colleges put together for and reply to wildfires, view the San Diego County Office of Education’s Wildfire Preparedness Resource Guide.” stated the San Diego County Office of Education in a press launch Wednesday. 

A wildfire northeast of Tecate, dubbed the #Border32Fire, in the far southern reaches of San Diego County has burned 4,243 acres and is 5% contained, destroyed no less than 4 constructions, and prompted evacuations and highway closures Wednesday afternoon in response to Cal Fire.

According to Cal Fire, the fire continues to threaten the communities of Barrett, Potrero, and Tecate. Multiple businesses stay on scene combating fire and defending constructions all through the night time. 

Pets might be taken to San Diego County Animal Shelter situated at 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita.

The blaze erupted for unknown causes at about 2:30 p.m. off Barrett Lake Road, close to state Route 94 in the Barrett Junction space, roughly three miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, in response to Cal Fire.

Within about 2 1/2 hours, the flames had blackened an estimated 1,600 acres, Cal Fire reported. By then, one structure of undetermined kind was identified to have been destroyed by the fire. 

As floor and airborne crews labored to subdue the fast-moving blaze, deputies evacuated residents in the areas of Barrett Smith and Round Potrero roads, and emergency crews shut down a stretch of state Route 94 between Forrest Gate Road in Campo and Otay Lakes Road in Dulzura, in response to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The Tecate Port of Entry additionally closed as a result of fire, the division reported.

Temporary shelters for the displaced had been working at Jamul Casino and Mountain Empire High School in Pine Valley.

Those with family pets had been urged to take them to the San Diego County Animal Services South Shelter in Bonita.

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