Firefighters Make Progress on Tenaja Fire

  • Source: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
  • Published: 09/08/2019 01:53 PM

A wildfire west of Murrieta has burned 1,940 acres and was 73% contained as of 7 p.m. Sunday, while firefighters anticipated full containment by Friday. The fire's size was revised downward Saturday due to better mapping, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The Tenaja blaze was reported at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Clinton Keith and Tenaja roads in the unincorporated community of La Cresta. All evacuation orders and warnings affecting hundreds of homes were lifted at 8 p.m. Friday. Clinton Keith Road, a primary north-south route through La Cresta, was reopened Saturday afternoon after being out of service between Chantory Street to Avenida La Cresta since the fire ignited. All other roads in the area were open, though fire officials warned that further closures were possible as work on the fire continued.


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