Crews Battle 73-Acre Brush Fire Near 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore; Blaze 100% Contained

Crews battled a brush fire near the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore on Saturday, officials said.

A brush fire burns in Lake Elsinore on April 28, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)

A brush fire burns in Lake Elsinore on April 28, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)

Firefighters responded to reports of a wildfire at Main Street near the highway at around 2:26 p.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency tweeted at 5:20 p.m. that the blaze was holding at 73 acres. It was 100 percent contained as of 9:14 p.m., the Fire Department said.

Authorities did not issue any evacuation orders, though the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department‘s Lake Elsinore station asked the public to avoid Camino Del Norte between Main and Second streets.

Some 63 firefighters were assigned to the fire.

No injuries were reported.