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Large brush fire sparks amid thunderstorms in Riverside County

Posted: 5:37 PM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 23:48:28-04
Tenaja Fire
Tenaja Fire
Tenaja Fire

MURRIETA, Calif. (KGTV) – Cal Fire is working to knock down a large fire near Murrieta with a rapid rate of spread Wednesday afternoon.

According to Cal Fire, the blaze dubbed the Tenaja Fire started around 4 p.m. near Tenaja Road and Clinton Keith Road.

The Riverside County Fire Department reports that the fire is burning in an area with heavy fuels with a rapid rate of spread.

As of 7:45 p.m. Wednesday night, Cal Fire said the blaze had so far scorched 250 acres and is 5 percent contained.

Evacuations:

Santa Rosa Plateau Visitor Center

Mandatory evacuation order for all residences along The Trails Circle, in La Cresta

Watch video from the scene of the fire in the player below: