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Brushfire in remote part of San Diego County burns 200 acres

A brushfire in a remote part of southeastern San Diego County has burned more than 200 acres, although no structures are threatened, fire officials said Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported about 1 p.m. between Campo and Potrero, a rugged area thick with tall brush. Dozens of firefighters, aided by water-dropping helicopters and fixed-wing craft, were fighting the blaze.

Dubbed the Cowboy fire, the blaze is near the Pacific Crest Trail which begins near the U.S.-Mexico border.

--Tony Perry in San Diego

 
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