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UPDATED: More evacuations issued for 700-acre Wildomar Fire, portions of Murrieta affected

 

Last updated 10/26/2017 at Noon

The "Wildomar Fire" makes its way down the mountainside at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Kim Harris photo (The "Wildomar Fire" makes its way down the mountainside at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Kim Harris photo)

UPDATE: Oct. 27, 9 am

The fire that broke out deep in the Cleveland National Forest a few miles southwest of Wildomar scorched about 700 acres and was 15 percent contained today.

The blaze was reported about 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness area, south of the Ortega (74) Highway and Main Divide Road, and was burning in an easterly direction as of late afternoon, according to the U.S. Forest Service. No injuries have been reported.

About 200 homes have been evacuated, authorities said. A mandatory evacuation order was issued early today for a portion of the La Cresta...



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