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Border 32 Fire Lawsuit May Seek Compensation for Victims of San Diego County Fire

The Border 32 Fire burned more than 4,450 acres in southeast San Diego County, just off Barret Lake Road and Highway 94 near the border crossing at Tecate, Mexico.

The fire started as a brush fire and quickly grew, spreading near Dulzura. Some Dulzura residents came home to torched ranches and dead livestock.

The official cause of the Border 32 Fire remains under investigation.

Talk to a Border 32 Fire Lawyer

If you or a loved one were affected by the Border 32 Fire in San Diego County, an expert San Diego fire damage attorney is essential to getting you the compensation you need to recover from this tragedy and move on with your life.

Even if you have insurance, Singleton Schreiber’s Border 32 fire lawyers can help to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.

Book your free consultation with a San Diego fire lawyer to find out more about our Border 32 Fire lawsuit.

Dead and Thousands Evacuated in Border 32 Fire Near

The Border 32 Fire was fully contained on September 5, just under a week after it ignited in southeast San Diego County, east of Dulzura.

The flames of the Border 32 fire nearly reached the US-Mexico border at Tecate, as more than 1,500 residents were put under evacuation orders, according to Cal Fire San Diego and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

It was originally estimated that three homes were destroyed, but that does not include “non-traditional homes” like RVs that were used as primary residences. In all, at least 19 homes were destroyed in the Border 32 Fire.

Border 32 Fire injuries included two civilians suffered second- and third-degree burns and at least eight firefighters suffered minor, heat-related injuries battling the blaze in record heat-wave conditions.

Humane Society Saves Hundreds of Animals from Border 32 Fire

Volunteers from the Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team deployed quickly the night of August 30 to conduct a search and rescue for animals trapped by the Border 32 Fire. The team did hundreds of animal welfare checks and rescues during the fire.

They found one evacuated property surrounded by fire with more than 100 animals trapped inside — including cows, pigs, chickens, and dogs. The county is conducting an animal cruelty investigation.

Border 32 Fire Shuts Down Tecate Border Crossing

As a result of the Border 32 Fire, the Tecate border crossing was closed on August 30 at 7 p.m., instead of the usual closing time of 10 p.m. The port of entry remained closed until September 3.

Travelers were encouraged to use the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry, according to US Customs and Border Protection.

“US Customs and Border Protection officials will continue to work with local fire officials to monitor conditions that will allow for a re-opening that is safe for the traveling public, CBP personnel, and emergency services personnel,” the agency said in a statement.

SDGE Lawsuit May Follow San Diego Fire Investigation

The cause of the Border 32 Fire is still under investigation, but if San Diego Gas and Electric (SDGE) is found responsible for the Border 32 Fire, a class action lawsuit against SDGE could seek compensation for victims of the fire who suffered evacuations, damages, injuries, and wrongful death from the Border 32 Fire.

Expert San Diego Fire Damage Attorneys

Based in our main office in Mission Valley, Singleton Schreiber’s San Diego fire damage attorneys are among the most experienced in the state.

We have handled cases all over the state for victims of wildfires caused by power companies, including the McKinney Fire lawsuit, the Fairview Fire lawsuit, the Mill Fire Lawsuit, the Coastal Fire lawsuit, and the Dixie Fire lawsuit.

At Singleton Schreiber, we pride ourselves in taking on corporate bullies and negligent power companies when they take advantage of ordinary people. If you were affected by the Border 32 Fire, our San Diego fire lawyers will fight for you.

Our Southern California Fire Lawyers Can Get You Compensation for Damages From the Border 32 Fire

If you or a loved one have experienced a Border 32 Fire evacuation, property damage or loss, or any injury, hospitalization, wrongful death, psychological trauma, or other long-term health issue caused by the Border 32 Fire or other recent California wildfires, the expert Northern California fire attorneys at Singleton Schreiber can help you recover the fair and full compensation you need to move forward with your life.

If You Have Experienced Any of the Following, You May Be Eligible for Border 32 Fire Compensation.

  • Expensive Evacuation
  • Wrongful Death from Fire or Smoke
  • Hospitalization
  • Serious Burns
  • Other Serious Personal Injury
  • Long-Term Health Effects
  • Psychological Impact
  • Home Loss
  • Structure Loss
  • Damage to Animals/Pets
  • Damage to Timber/Trees
  • Erosion
  • Vegetation Loss
  • Damage to Landscaping
  • Significant Property Damage
  • Economic Loss
  • Agriculture Loss
  • Damage to Infrastructure
  • Business Loss
  • Business Interruption
  • Smoke Damage
  • Damage from Soot & Ash
  • Underinsured Property
  • FEMA Assistance
  • Utility & Other Service Interruptions
  • Housing Market Impacts

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