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Firefighters battle blaze near Temecula-area neighborhood


Last updated 6/6/2018 at 8:31am

Update at 5 p.m. Monday, June 4.

Firefighters were still working to put out a blaze that erupted near a Temecula-area neighborhood.

The fire was holding at 1.9 acres, according to an update from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann. Firefighters were expected to remain in the area for another 1 to 2 hours.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to Hagemann.

Original story:

Firefighters were battling a 2-5 acre blaze that erupted in a field near a residential neighborhood northeast of Temecula on Monday, June 4, fire officials said.

The blaze was reported shortly after 3 p.m. near the intersection of Anza and Rio Linda roads in the Morgan Heights community, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County fire department news release.

Residents in the neighborhood watched on as firefighters climbed up a hill near Rio Linda Road and worked to get the blaze under control. At some point a helicopter could be seen flying overhead.

By about 4 p.m., the smoke had largely dissipated and firefighters seemed to be getting a pretty good handle on the blaze.

It wasn't immediately clear what the cause of the fire was Monday afternoon.


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