Brushfire burns across the Mexican border into southern California

A wildfire that started this afternoon in northwest Mexico just south of the California border burned into the U.S, followed by a response from Cal Fire crews.

Border 14 Fire 06/21/2023

CBS8 News reported that Cal Fire San Diego launched several aircraft to initial attack a brushfire when it burned across the border at Dulzura; Cal Fire got reports just before 1 p.m. of a 20-acre fire near Border Road and Marron Valley Road. Firefighters reported gusty winds in the area.

Cal Fire San Diego said the Border 14 Fire was burning in the Copper Canyon area with about 2 acres burning on the U.S. side of the border.


Update on San Diego County fires

San Diego County Fires May 18, 2014
San Diego County Fires at 11:45 p.m. PDT, May 18, 2014

(Originally published at 12:03 a.m. PDT, May 18, updated at 10:12 a.m. PDT, May 18, 2014)

Camp Pendleton Fires

The most recent fire to break out at Camp Pendleton has gone by three names, Combat Fire, Talega Fire, but the latest name is San Mateo Fire. It has burned 1,500 acres in the northwest corner of the base and is listed at 55 percent contained.

The Tomahawk Fire is listed at 6,500 acres with 93 percent containment. The Las Pulgas Fire has burned 15,000 acres and is 42 percent contained.

San Diego County reports that all evacuations have been lifted at Camp Pendleton.

Cocos Fire in San Marcos

The Cocos and Highway Fires are being managed as the San Diego Complex by a CAL FIRE Incident Management Team. CAL FIRE reports the Highway Fire is 100 percent contained at 380 acres, while the Cocos Fire has blackened 1,995 acres (it keeps shrinking), is 85 percent contained, and eight structures have burned.

Other fires in San Diego County

The Poinsettia and Bernardo Fires are 100 percent contained.

More photos taken from military helicopters are at Fire Aviation.

California: Bernardo Fire near Rancho Santa Fe

Map Bernardo Fire, north of San Diego, 2:52 pm PDT May 13, 2014
Map of heat detected on the Bernardo Fire, north of San Diego near Rancho Santa Fe, at 2:52 p.m. PDT May 13, 2014. The icons can be as much as a mile in error.

(UPDATE at 8:23 a.m. PDT, May 14, 2014)

All evacuations have been lifted for the Bernardo Fire north of San Diego at Rancho Santa Fe. The satellites that passed over the fire early Wednesday morning did not detect any large sources of heat or any additional fire spread.

San Diego Fire-Rescue reports Wednesday morning that 1,548 acres have burned and the fire is 25 percent contained. As of Tuesday night there were no reports of any homes burning, in spite of the fact that the fire burned through and adjacent to dense housing developments.

The weather on Wednesday will be a challenge for firefighters, who should expect 94 degrees, a relative humidity in the single digits, and by 11 a.m. 26 mph winds gusting up to 43 mph. By nightfall the winds will decrease to 10 mph or less and the humidity will rise to 39 percent by 1 a.m. Thursday.

The video report below was aired at 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 –

Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said about 22,000 phone numbers that had registered with AlertSanDiego were sent evacuation alerts in the first hours after the fire started on Tuesday. It was first reported near Del Norte High School’s playing fields, on Nighthawk Lane and Camino San Bernardino in the city of San Diego, about 10:40 a.m.

The video below is a time-lapse of the fire as photographed from a camera system on Mt. Woodson.

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