Top stories: California firefighters on alert; Pastor’s call to serve; County judges air frustrations

Top Stories

SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — Border Report’s California, El Paso region and South Texas correspondents share the top stories from along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Here are the headlines for June 25 from the Border Report team.

California crews ready to help as wildfires rage across Tijuana

Fires continue to devastate the northern Baja California region just south of San Diego, 40 have been reported since Monday. Tijuana fire officials say this week’s fires have already consumed as many acres as fires all of last year in the entire state. One of the biggest is just east of Tijuana along the border where the flames are literally jumping back and forth between the two countries fire has scorched a few acres on the north side of the border. Firefighters from California are ready to lend a hand if needed in Mexico.

Baptist pastor keeps migrants from going hungry, falling prey to drug cartels

When members of a drug cartel last December allegedly burned down the migrant shelter in Palomas, Mexico, authorities there turned to El Paso Baptist Minister Rosalio Sosa for help.

South Texas county judges hold rare joint news conference to show united front on COVID-19

Four South Texas county judges expressed their frustration with fighting the coronavirus pandemic on the border and the long-term economic impact it is having on their communities.

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