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139-acre fire burning along I-15 in Temecula

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Jun 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 11:51:25-04

TEMECULA, Calif.- (UPDATE) A brush fire nearly doubled in size overnight along Interstate 15 in Temecula.  As of 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the fire is 139 acres and 30 percent contained.  370 firefighters are battling the blaze.  

 

TEMECULA, Calif.- (UPDATE) A brush fire continued to burn along Interstate 15 in Temecula Saturday.  As of 3:30 p.m. the fire grew to 35 acres.  370 firefighters are battling the blaze and it's 10 percent contained.  The southbound I-15 is closed as well as the northbound number 4 lane.

 

TEMECULA, Calif. – A roaring brush fire was burning along the Interstate 15 freeway in Temecula Saturday.
 
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, the blaze broke out before 11:40 a.m. along southbound I-15 near Temecula Parkway. The fire quickly grew from 15 to 30 acres by 12:45 p.m. No structures were threatened. 
 
About 200 personnel with Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department were responding. 
 
I-15 south was closed from Highway 79 to Rainbow Valley Boulevard. California Highway Patrol was running traffic through a single lane. I-15 northbound lanes remained open.