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UPDATE: Fire Breaks Out In La Cresta

At press time, the blaze, which broke out shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday, has scorched a quarter acre.

UPDATE at 4 p.m.: The fire is fully contained as of 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported and their were no reports of damage to nearby homes or outbuildings. CHP is reporting the big rig that caught fire is blocking traffic on Calle Centro; crews are working to move the vehicle as soon as possible. According to reports from CHP, the equipment needed to tow the burnt-out rig won't be available until approximately 6:30 p.m.

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Smoke visible in Wildomar, Lakeland Village, Murrieta and surrounding areas is coming from a brush fire in La Cresta.

According to unconfirmed reports, the blaze was sparked by a vehicle fire near Calle Centro and Avenida La Cresta. The vehicle involved is believed to be a big rig.

At press time, the blaze, which broke out shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday, has scorched a quarter acre.

Richard Ostrand September 04, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I'm impressed by the Patch's quick response! Thank you!
Monica Tentman September 04, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Yes, I too am grateful for the quick update! Thank you, Patch!!
Amoie Alayvilla September 04, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Yeh you're on it and that's good news for all commuters and residences. You are better then any televised news company. Thank you Maggie Avants
Dog September 04, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I pulled over and tried to help the guy, the truck engine was on fire and it caught on the brush he parked next too sooooooooo...it was time to go, glad he didn't get hurt.
LBV Collins September 05, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Kudos for trying to help, Dog.

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