UPDATE: May 5, 5:33 p.m.
A brush fire that erupted earlier today in the Cleveland National Forest between Lake Elsinore and San Juan Capistrano has scorched five to 10 acres but thanks to the assistance of A CalFire water-dropping helicopter and air tanker which made repeated runs on the blaze, the brusher is roughly one-third contained, according to a report issued by City News Service.
The fire prompted the closure of the Ortega (74) Highway in both directions so fire crews from the U.S. Forest Service, the Riverside County Fire Department and CalFire could get a handle on the blaze.
No structures were immediately threatened and no injuries have been reported.
While the CHP implemented a hard closure for both the east- and westbound sides of the highway, officers were permitt