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Falls fire grows to 1,500 acres, remains a threat to homes

August 05, 2013|By Ari Bloomekatz and Paloma Esquivel

A brush fire burning in the Lake Elsinore area has grown to 1,500 acres and remains a threat to homes and buildings in and around the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said. 

As of late Monday, mandatory evacuations were in effect for Lakeland Village, Decker Canyon and Rancho Capistrano residents, according to the U.S. Forest Service's incident information report.

More than 250 fire personnel are on the scene. An evacuation center was set up at Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore.

The so-called Falls fire started midmorning Monday.


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