JAMUL–Firefighters throughout San Diego county are battling a major brush fire that broke out Saturday afternoon in the Jamul and Dulzura area, authorities said.
The Gate Fire was reported just before 11:30 a.m. off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck Trail, northwest of Dulzura, according to Cal Fire San Diego.
The Pio Pico Campground on Otay Lakes was evacuated to Eastlake Walmart parking lot in Chula Vista.
Residents from Pio Pico were not permitted to return to the area tonight due to infrastructure damage. Residents in the Dulzura area will be allowed back in under escort.
There were road closures on Otay Lakes Road at Wueste Road, both directions of State Route 94, and Honey Springs Road to State Route 188. The closures will remain in place.
The blaze destroyed 1,000 acres and 20% contained, according to Cal Fire.
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