by Photo courtesy of CalFire via Twitter

The most recent wildfire on Otay Mountain charred dozens of open acres Friday before fire crews extinguished the flames. 

Vegetation fire near the eastern slopes of  Otay Mountian Truck Trail and Doghouse Junction erupted at around 1 p.m. for unknown reasons. CalFire/ San Diego County reported that the fire moderately spread over 10 acres with no structural threat. 
The fire was stopped at 40 acres with 5 percent containment by approximately 4 p.m. Firefighters were flown in by helicopter due to limited ground access and remained on the scene overnight, according to CalFire. 

Authorities reported that the fire reduced to 20 acres and is 40 percent contained, with 60 firefighters who were flown into the remote area to contain the fire overnight. Calfire noted the acreage decreased due to improved mapping. 
“Crews will be on the fireline throughout the day. The cause is undetermined,” CalFire reported in a tweet. 

The blaze was the 19th to break out in the southern border region of the San Diego area this year, according to Cal Fire. Most have occurred in the last several months, including two earlier this week.

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