139-Acre Fire Near I-15 in Temecula Now 85% Contained

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Cal Fire Helicopter in Temecula. Photo Credit: Cal Fire

A wildfire that has charred 139 acres of brush near the San Diego-Riverside county line was about 85 percent contained Tuesday morning.

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Firefighters have been working to extinguish the blaze along the shoulder of southbound Interstate 15 just south of Temecula Parkway since it broke out late Saturday morning, according to Cal Fire. One firefighter suffered a minor injury during the effort.

The so-called Temecula Fire was burning near a second mostly contained blaze in Pala at the northern edge of San Diego County.

The Pala fire started in a house on Pala Temecula Road Tuesday afternoon, destroyed a few abandoned sheds and grew to about 70 acres, according to Cal Fire. The Pala Fire was 95 percent contained as of Monday night.

— City News Service

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