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Fire Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico
October 25, 2019

Location:  Baja California, Mexico

Event:  Mexican authorities are responding to dozens of major fires in northern Baja California, including in Tecate, Ensenada, and Playas de Rosarito, due to dry weather conditions and Santa Ana winds.  These fires may spread quickly and cause damage to roads, electricity, phone lines, and internet service.  Authorities are evacuating residents and closing roads in peak fire areas.  Potable water may be limited.  Authorities are urging residents outside the fire zone to limit outdoor activities because of unhealthy air quality.

Actions to Take:

  • If you are a U.S. citizen traveling to or residing in Mexico, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive safety messages and other travel information. 
  • For those living in Mexico, locate or prepare an emergency evacuation kit to include essential items you might need for at least 72 hours following an evacuation if you were unable to access outside resources.  Kits might include batteries, flashlights, nonperishable food, and water.  Don’t forget to consider prescription medications and any other supplies for children, elderly family members, or pets.  If it is safe, ensure vehicles have fuel.
  • If practical, keep your friends and loved ones up-to-date about your whereabouts – via phone, text, social media, etc. – and let them know you are safe. 
  • Ensure your U.S. travel documents are up-to-date, and store copies of them along with insurance and other personal papers in a safe place.


U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana
55-8526-2561 (From Mexico)
1-844-528-6611 (From the United States)


U.S. Embassy in Mexico City

55-8526-2561 (From Mexico)

1-844-528-6611 (From the United States)


State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Mexico Country Information

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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