By Thursday afternoon, San Diego police had issued mandatory evacuation orders for homes around the area, while San Diego Fire-Rescue air and ground support attempted to suppress the fire.
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As of 4 p.m., the fire, dubbed the “Caliente” fire, had spread to around 130 acres, according to estimates by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. So far, no structural damage or injuries have been reported as a result of the blaze.
“The weather is really helping us out in this incident,” San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesperson Monica Munoz told media sources, noting that the wind was moving the fire southeast into open spaces.