Border Fire: All evacuation orders lifted, 80 percent contained

Last updated: Monday, June 27, 2016 AT 6:20 AM

Acres burned: 7,609
Containment: 85 percent
Location: Potrero – Off Highway 188 and Highway 94 near Tecate
Start date: June 19, 2016 – 11:00 AM
Cause: Under Investigation
Evacuations: All Evacuation Orders and Warnings have been lifted.

Evacuation Shelter: N/A
Structures Destroyed: 5 homes, 11 outbuildings
Injuries: 3 firefighters injured (heat-related)
Road closures: No current road closures
Trail Closures: Pacific Crest Trail
Twitter Hashtags: #BorderFire

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Border Fire spreads, threatens 1,000 homes

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