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Latest updates, as of 12 p.m. Through Inciweb:
The Falls Fire wildfire began on the Trabuco Ranger District August 5, 2013. It is now located off of the Ortega Highway near Decker Canyon, in Riverside. It is 20% contained.
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday morning the fire has burned 1416 acres.
“Due to the fire burning on the Trabuco Ranger District the San Mateo Wilderness, El Cariso Campground, Blue Jay Campground, the Firefighter Memorial Picnic Area and Wildomar OHV area are closed until further notice.”
Road closures include the Ortega Hwy 74 from Lake Elsinore west to the Cleveland National Forest boundary.”
Twitter has remained active with informative up to the minute information including information from Murrieta Patch on how the government will assist on fire costs.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Over 1500 acres have burned in the Falls Fire, with no discussion of containment as of yet, the morning of Aug. 6, 2013.
Last updated at 11 p.m. last per Riverside County Fire, evacuation orders for Lakeland Village Residents were lifted at 9:30 p.m.
Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for residents of Decker Canyon.
SR Highway 74 (the Ortega Highway) remains closed between Grand Avenue and Antonio Parkway, however Grand Avenue is open in both directions.
Cal Fire continues to work I unified command with the United States Forest Service, Cleveland National Forest, and assists the wildfire efforts with more than 360 personnel fighting this fire from air and ground, with 54 crews, one helicopter and two air tankers.
This post will be updated as information is made available.
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