Wildfire Blackens Hillside near Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE – A wildfire erupted today on a hillside just west of Lake Elsinore, scorching about three acres before crews got it under control.

The non-injury blaze was reported shortly after 3 p.m. near Fairview and Orange streets, just east of the Ortega (74) Highway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.


With the help of air support, crews had the fire largely contained within a half-hour, according to reports from the scene.

No homes or other structures were threatened.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Map page 865, H-7. The Riverside County Fire Department PIO can be reached at (951) 940-6985.

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