3 Separate Brush Fires Are Burning In San Diego County

Local firefighters had to contend with three separate fires in San Diego County on Thursday.

The first fire began just after 12 p.m. in Jamul. Referred to as the Skyline Fire, it burned roughly 100 acres and was 10% contained at 4 p.m. with the forward rate of spread being stopped. Residents in the area were evacuated earlier in the day but at 6 p.m. were allowed to return to their homes.

  • UPDATE: at 7:30 a.m. on Friday CAL FIRE reported that the Skyline Fire remains at 100 acres burned and is now 40% contained.

With east county temperatures in the low 90's a vegetation fire broke out near the Sycamore Landfill bordering Santee and Miramar. The fire was reported at around 1:40 p.m. and within 30 minutes it had reached MCAS Miramar property. Referred to as the Border 7 Fire, it burned roughly 90 acres as of 6 p.m. and was at 10% containment but also presented no structural threats. MCAS Miramar reports that full containment is expected overnight.

  • UPDATE: at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, CAL FIRE reported that the Border 7 Fire remains at 90 acres burned and is now 50% contained.

A third fire started just 20 miles from the Skyline Fire around 3:50 p.m. in the mountain area near the U.S. Mexico border southeast of the Otay Open Space Preserve.

Temperatures are expected to be slightly cooler in San Diego County on Friday.

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