Brush fires burning near Lake Elsinore and Waterman Canyon

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Firefighters were battling a blaze in the Lake Elsinore area on Monday, July 31, 2017. (KABC)

Firefighters were battling at least two significant brush fires in the Inland Empire Monday afternoon, one in Riverside County near Lake Elsinore and one in San Bernardino County near Waterman Canyon.

The Lake Elsinore area blaze was estimated at 200 acres by Monday evening.

Evacuations had been ordered, but were later lifted, for the areas of North Main Divide, El Cariso Campground and Los Pinos Campground.

Hours later, evacuation orders were also lifted for Amorose and Toft streets and Rockridge Road.

An evacuation center was set up at Elsinore High School at 21800 Canyon Drive, Wildomar.

At least 120 state and Riverside County firefighters were battling the Rose Fire, near the 14800 block of Amorose Street, first reported at 2:22 p.m.

Water-dropping helicopters, air tankers and bulldozers were also involved in the firefighting efforts.

A brush fire was burning 70-100 acres in San Bernardino County's Waterman Canyon.



In San Bernardino County, firefighters were battling a brush fire estimated at 100 acres near Highway 18 in Waterman Canyon.

About 200 firefighters are battling the Mile Fire. Four firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries and brought to local hospitals.

Highway 18 is closed between 40th Avenue and Highway 138.

No evacuations have been ordered at this time.

DEVELOPING: We will provide updates as they become available.

Related Topics:
brush firewildfireSan Bernardino CountyRiverside CountyLake Elsinore
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