Gate Fire at 1500 Acres and 30 Percent C

 

 

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Photo Credit: Tom Abbott

 

The latest acreage per Cal-Fire is 2,056 acres with 70 percent containment. Also Otay Lakes Road is now open. This is per Cal Fire Tweet.

And CAL FIRE just updated on the acreage and containment, This is now 70 percent contained.

Just breaking, due to the video on Instagram, this is now a criminal investigation according to Channel Seven. The link to the video is at the bottom of the page.

Slight afternoon update on road closures via Cal Fire

May 21, 2016 (San Diego) The status of the fire as of this morning is that the fire is at 1500 acres with 30 percent containment. Cal-Fire is also stating the following regarding evacuations. While the Pio Pico campground is fine, the evacuation remains in place due to infrastructure damage.

The Red Cross is operating an evacuation center at the Otay Ranch High School in Chula Vista. This is at 1250 Olympic Parkway in Chula Vista. Dulzura remains under warning, though evacuees who chose to leave and decided to come back, were escorted to their homes.

If you need help with pets call the humane society.

Closures remain and are as follows: Otay Lakes at Wueste Roads, Highway 94 at Honey Springs going east, and 94 at the 188 (Tecate)  junction going west.

We were also given a link to the moment the fire started by a source in the backcountry, We are linking to the video.  It shows the moment the fire started, and it seems it was a spark produced at the firing range.

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