A wildfire breaks out in San Diego County near the border amid Santa Ana winds

SAN DIEGO – Cal Fire crews are battling a multi-acre brush fire that broke out near Lower Otay Lake on Sunday afternoon.

According to officials, the fire was contained to an area of ​​20 hectares. It was 25% contained as of 8 p.m.

The rate of spread is moderate and has the potential to reach 75 acres, the department said in a report Post on Xformerly known as Twitter.

According to officials, no buildings or houses were threatened by the fire.

The fire comes at a time when Santa Ana winds are increasing, leading to an increased risk of ignition throughout the county.

Farther north, parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties were placed under a warning warning through Monday due to the risk of fire danger from the strong Santa Anas. Several small bushfires On Sunday afternoon, explosions occurred in these areas due to the prevailing conditions.

As of 5 p.m., there were no fire watches or red flag warnings for San Diego County, although forecasters are closely monitoring changing conditions.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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