Brush Fire in Temecula Contained; Downgraded to 14 Acres

A brush fire originally reported as spreading over 30 acres in Temecula today was downgraded to 14 acres after more accurate mapping and was contained at about 6:15 p.m., fire officials said.

The fire was first reported at 3:18 p.m. near the intersection of Rancho California Road and Via Santa Rosa. The initial report by fire officials was of 2-3 acres burning in "moderate fuels" at a moderate rate of spread. By 4:25 p.m., Rancho California Road was closed at Business Park Drive.

More than 125 firefighters and two air tankers battled the fire. Cause of the fire is listed as mechanical failure of a vehicle.


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