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Spot fires break out along I-15 in Wildomar


Last updated 7/23/2019 at 8:12am

WILDOMAR - Several spot fires that broke out on Monday, July 22 alongside Interstate 15 in Wildomar scorched roughly nine acres and damaged a garage before crews got them under control.

The non-injury fires were reported about 4:25 p.m. in the area of northbound I-15 and Bundy Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Sixteen engine crews from Murrieta Fire & Rescue and the Riverside County Fire Department converged on the blazes, which were propelled by moderate afternoon winds, according to reports from the scene.

Flames spread into a residential area on Paradise Lane, just east of the freeway, where several houses were threatened. According to the county fire department, a detached garage caught fire and was damaged. However, crews prevented the flames from extending to houses.

The CHP shut down the Bundy Canyon on-ramp to northbound I-15, and firefighters parked their trucks in the freeway slow lane while battling the flames along the shoulder. A Sigalert was issued about 4:50 p.m. because of significant traffic tie-ups in the area.

The cause of the fires was under investigation.


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