2 bodies discovered in Border Fire in San Diego County

POTRERO, Calif. (KABC) -- Two bodies were discovered in a rural area of San Diego County as firefighters continued to fight the massive Border Fire, according to officials.

The bodies were located in the more than 7,600-acre burn zone in Potrero, which is near the U.S.-Mexico border, at about 8:30 a.m., officials stated.

Authorities said they were searching for a missing couple for two days when residents who launched their own search found the bodies on Wednesday.

Deputies said the human remains were found in an area under mandatory evacuation.

More than 1,100 firefighters have battled the blaze that broke out the morning of June 19 and went on to destroy five homes and 11 outbuildings.

At last report, the fire was 97 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

The cause of the wildfire was still under investigation.
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