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Spot fire reported near Murrieta turns out to be false alarm


Last updated 12/14/2017 at Noon

A spot fire reported today along Interstate 215 near Murrieta turned out to be a false alarm.

Shortly before 4 p.m., motorists reported seeing smoke rising from a mass of hay and debris in the center divider of the freeway, just south of Scott Road, on the boundary separating Menifee and Murrieta.

However, crews investigated but couldn't find any sign of fire and cleared the scene, according to the Murrieta Fire Department.

Several reports of wildfires in the last week have turned out to be instances of billowing or swirling dust mistaken for smoke amid strong Santa Ana winds.


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