News Update!!: Lake Elsinore, CA: Brush fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest near Lake Elsinore, California.

 

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News Update!!: Lake Elsinore, CA: Brush fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest near Lake Elsinore, California.

 

** Updated at 10:30pm PT on Monday, August 5th, 2013: **

 

 

A brush fire burning in the Morrell Canyon area of the Cleveland National Forest near Lake Elsinore, California.

 

The brush fire named, “Falls Fire” had burned approximately 1,500 acres.

 

The brush fire is burning about 5 miles west of Lake Elsinore, California just off the Highway 74.

 

The brush fire has prompted evacuations Monday.

 

Mandatory evacuations were in place most of the day for the California communities of Decker Canyon, Lakeland Village, and Rancho Capistrano.

As of 10:00pm PT Monday night, evacuation orders had been lifted for all but Decker Canyon, California.

An evacuation center was set up at Lakeside High School located at 32593 Riverside Drive in Lake Elsinore, California.

The Highway 74 remained closed to non-residents of the area at Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore, California side and San Antonio Parkway in Orange County, California.

Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore was closed.

 

Antonio Parkway in Orange County was closed.

 

A portion of South Main Divide Road was closed.

 

There is around 265 total personnel including 55 fire department trucks, 16 hand crews, 5 fixed wing aircraft, 5 helicopters, 2 bulldozers, and a DC-10 air-tanker are there battling the brush fire.

 

2 firefighters have been reportedly injuries, but their injuries are not life threatening.

 

At this moment, there is no reports of damages from this brush fire.

 

The cause of the brush fire was not immediately determined.

 

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

 

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