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Update: 9:15 p.m.
Latest reports from Cleveland National Forest state that the wildfire in Lake Elsinore, Ortega Canyon area has grown to 1500 acres.
Per the report on Inciweb, “Evacuations are in progress for Lakeland Village, Rancho Capistrano and Decker Canyon Residents. Evacuation perimeter is for residences between Grand/Ortega HIghway and Grand/Corydon.”
The cause of this wildfire remains under investigation.
Stay tuned to The Temecula Grapevine and Inciweb for further information as this story develops.
Breaking news update:
Inciweb’s 5:54 p.m. Update reports 1200 acres burned:
“Mandatory evacuations continue for Lakeland Village, Decker Canyon, and Rancho Capistrano residents.
“Ortega Highway is closed to non-residents. Closures are at Grand Ave in Lake Elsinore and Antionio Parkway in Orange County.”
According to the Cleveland National Forest Service, this incident began approximately 12 a.m. Monday morning, August 5, 2013, there are 265 firefighters on scene, and the cause of this wildfire remains under investigation.
Breaking news, out of Lake Elsinore as fire season rears its ugly head again on August 5, 2013. The Ortega Highway is closed until further notice, for all non-residents.
According to Inciweb’s update at 2:50 p.m. due to the growing Falls Fire wildfire “Mandatory evacuations (are in order) for Decker Canyon and Rancho Capistrano residents.”
The Ortega Highway will remain closed to non-residents, With closures at Grand Ave in Lake Elsinore and Antionio Parkway on the west side.
Stay tuned for further updates as this story progresses.
More information, read article by Alex Groves: