Updated at 12:45 p.m. July 6, 2018
A wildfire erupted in scorching heat-wave temperatures in the far southern reaches of San Diego County Friday, blackening swaths of open land and gutting a back-country home.
The began spreading for unknown reasons shortly before 10:30 a.m. off state Route 94, near Community Building Road in Dulzura, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The flames scorched about 10 acres and engulfed a residence before crews were able to halt the blaze, which took about 90 minutes.
The fire broke out amid an intense heat wave that was expected to set temperatures records in the San Diego area. As of midday, the temperature on Otay Mountain, a few miles southwest of the burn area, was 104 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Weather Service.
–City News Service
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