Brush fires burning in Tijuana have sent smoke into San Diego County, but reports indicate the blazes are not immediately threatening local communities.
All major fires have been knocked down except one that continues to burn about 20 miles south of the border, according to KPBS reporter Jean Guerrero. As of late afternoon, she tweeted the blaze had burned about 100 acres.
“Tijuana’s firefighters say there were no evacuations in southeastern La Presa area near Natura because [the] fire was largely contained (about 80 percent so far). All other major fires in Tijuana were quickly contained,” Guerrero tweeted Thursday evening.
Baja California Civil Protection Chief Antonio Rosquillas told The San Diego Union-Tribune that nine residents of a drug rehab center off of Bulevar 2000 — a sparsely populated area known Rancho Cuero de Venados — were evacuated due to the blaze.
Tijuana’s firefighters say there were NO evacuations in southeastern La Presa area near Natura because fire was largely contained (about 80 percent so far). #Tijuana #incendio All other major fires in Tijuana were quickly contained. @KPBSnews pic.twitter.com/T6ciKLv3OC
— Jean Guerrero (@jeanguerre) December 8, 2017
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