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TEMECULA FIRE: 85% Contained & 15 Freeway Still Has One Lane Closed

According to the Press-Enterprise fire crews have made progress containing a fire in Temecula that has burned about 139 acres near the southbound side of the I-15.

The latest update has the fire at 85 percent contained, according to a tweet the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department sent early Monday morning.

Expect the far right lane of the southbound side of the 15 freeway to remain closed until further notice. A spokesperson from Caltrans said there isn’t an estimated time when that one lane would re-open.

Saturday morning flames could be seen near the southbound 15 in Temecula. What began as a 15-acre fire quickly multiplied over the weekend. See pics and read more on

Due to this fire the right lane on the 15 SOUTH at Hwy 79 / Temecula Pkwy: remains closed between Temecula Parkway and Rainbow Valley Blvd.

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