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Published on May 27, 2024
Source: CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire

Fire crews battled a brushfire near the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, keeping the inferno to 12 acres. The fire erupted in San Diego County's remote Marron Valley, where flames licked the dry brush as units rushed to the scene shortly before noon. Cal Fire officials reported no injuries or forced evacuations, a stroke of luck amidst the heat and kindled foliage.

The firefighting brigade, dispatched at approximately 11:30 a.m., managed to stop the forward progression of the fire quickly. "The blaze was stopped at 12 acres. Fire personnel will remain at the scene for another two hours to mop up and patrol for hot spots," Cal Fire PIO Captain Brent Pascua said in a statement acquired by City News Service. Despite the rapid response, the fire's origin remains under investigation, with its cause not immediately known to authorities.

Making its way onto social media, CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire confirmed their swift action against the blaze on Twitter. "is at scene of a vegetation fire in Marron Valley. Firefighters were able to stop the forward rate of spread and contain the fire to 10 acres," the department posted on X