Chaparral hearth burns close to the Cleveland Nationwide Forest and requires evacuations – CBS Los Angeles


NEAR MURRIETA (CBSLA) – Crews fought the chaparral fire in Tenaja near Murrieta on Saturday.

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The fire, which began around 12:38 p.m., had burned 1,200 acres without containment near the Cleveland National Forest, according to Riverside County officials.

Smoke from the fire was seen in Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

#ChaparralFIRE 🎥 fire conditions captured this afternoon by @ FirePhoto101

– CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 29, 2021

#ChaparralFIRE credit Mike Nelson

– CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 28, 2021

🚨 # ChaparralFIRE Update: The fire is now 1,200 acres and 0% contained. @RivCoNow @RivCoReady @ClevelandNF

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– CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 29, 2021

Evacuation orders were issued for residents north of Tenaja Truck Road, south of Calle Cielo, east of Calle Collado and west of Calle de Bietol.

Due to the fire, a smoke warning was also issued by the South Coast AQMD.

SMOKE WARNING: #ChaparralFire burning southwest of Murrieta affects air quality in the area:

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South Coast AQMD issues smoking advice for Chaparral Wildfire

– South Coast AQMD (@SouthCoastAQMD) August 29, 2021

An evacuation center for residents has been set up at Murrieta High School.

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Small animals are accepted at Animal Friends of the Valley on 33751 Mission Trail in Wildomar. Large animals are accepted at the San Jacinto Animal Shelter at 581 S. Grandi in San Jacinto.

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