a fire – the second to explode in the same general area in equal days – divided into hundreds of hilly open acres Monday in southern San Diego County, authorities said.
The fire broke out for unknown reasons shortly before 1pm east of the Marron Valley and just north of the U.S.-Mexico border in the Barrett Junction area, according to Cal Fire.
Within two hours, the flames had spread to about 350 acres, with ground crews and crew on air carriers and helicopters throwing water fighting the flames, said Thomas Sutz, captain of the state fire service.
There were no immediate structural threats, although radio broadcast equipment at Tecate Peak was potentially on fire, Shoots said.
The fire burned about a quarter of a mile southeast of the site of a blaze with vegetation that blackened about 65 acres after the outbreak early Sunday night.
The City News Service contributed to this article.
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