LAKE ELSINORE: Officials responding to reported vegetation fire near Ortega Hwy

LAKE ELSINORE — Fire and law enforcement officials are responding to reports of a vegetation fire, reportedly seen moving up the mountain from the bottom of the hill, off the Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore.

The wild-land fire was first reported to California Highway Patrol just after 3 p.m., triggering numerous agencies responses to the area.

As of 3:21 p.m., 911 callers had updated the fire was continuing to spread in all directions, including up the mountain, according to a CHP incident log.

This is a breaking story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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