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Brush fire breaks out in Lake Mathews area

Smoke rises above a brush fire that burned tens of acres in the Lake Mathews area on Sunday, May 27, 2012. (ABC7 viewer)

May 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A brush fire in the Lake Mathews area Sunday consumed at least 256 acres, but no structures were threatened, officials said.

The fire was reported about 3:40 p.m. in the area of Lakepointe Drive and La Sierra Avenue.

Fire officials said the fire was burning at a moderate rate and pushed by afternoon winds. By 11 p.m., the fire was 80 percent contained. The fire was expected to be fully under control by 6 p.m. Monday.

No injuries were reported.