Border Crossing Closed Because Of Wildfire

Mexican officials closed northbound lanes of the border crossing at Otay Mesa Sunday for several hours because of thick smoke from a large wildfire burning south of the border.

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The fire is burning in heavy brush west of Tecate, Mexico. As of Monday, it had blackened about 10,000 acres, but it was not threatening any communities, NBC 7/39 reported. A large plume of smoke from the fire was visible from many parts of San Diego.

Officials reopened the Otay Mesa border crossing Sunday afternoon.

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