Brush Fire Scorches 1,500 Acres Near Lake Elsinore

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CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (KTLA) — A brush fire burning near Lake Elsinore scorched hundreds of acres and forced several evacuations in the Cleveland National Forest Monday.

fallfaireThe blaze which was reported just after 10 a.m, according to forest service spokeswoman Vickie Wright.

The fire had burned 1,500 acres and was zero percent contained as of 11 p.m.

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

By Monday evening evacuation orders had been lifted for all but Decker Canyon.

The Ortega Highway remained closed at Grand Avenue on the Lake Elsinore side and San Antonio Parkway on the Orange County side.

An evacuation center was set up at Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore.

There was no word on what may have caused the fire.


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