*** MURRIETA FIRE DEPARTMENT IS STILL HANDLING ALL UPDATES. FOR INFORMATION/UPDATES ON THE LIBERTY FIRE PLEASE CALL THEIR UPDATED CONTACT PHONE NUMBER AT (951) 461-6191. THANK YOU ***
UPDATE 12/7/17 @ 8:07 p.m. - The fire is 300 acres and 10% contained. One structure and one outbuilding were destroyed. Evacuations are now lifted for all residents with the EXCEPTION of residents bordering: Los Alamos Road between Ruth Ellen & Briggs Road, Maclean & Golden Eagle. Southern California Edison is currently working to restore power to approximately 50 customers. Estimated restore time is 0600 hours. Murrieta Mesa High School will remain open as a care and reception center. Great Oak High School is now closed. Animal Shelter information remains the same. MURRIETA FIRE DEPARTMENT IS NOW HANDLING ALL UPDATES. THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO CALL THE CITY OF MURRIETA EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AT (951) 696-3615 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Update 6:45 p.m.: Fire is now 10% contained. No change in acreage, pending mapping.
UPDATE 12/7/17 @ 4:25 p.m. - The fire is 300 acres and 5% contained. One structure was destroyed by the fire. ** UPDATE 12/7/17 @ 3:24 p.m. - The fire is 220 acres and 0% contained. ** UPDATE 12/7/17 @ 2:48 p.m. - An EVACUATION ORDER is in place for the following streets: Los Alamos Road Liberty Road Mary Place Via Mira Mosa Madelda Lane Skipper Road Ernest Way Mesa Avenue A care and reception center has been established at Great Oak High School: 32555 Deer Hollow Way Temecula, CA 92592 and at Mesa High School: 24801 Monroe Street Murrieta, CA 92562. ** UPDATE 12/7/17 @ 2:22 p.m. - The fire is now 100 acres. Updates will continue to be posted as inofmration becomes available. ** CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters; with he assistance of Murrieta City Firefighters; responded to reports of a vegetation fire in the area of Los Alamos Road X Liberty Road, in the unincorporated County area of Murrieta. The fire is 20 acres, burning at a moderate to rapid rate of spread in heavy fuels. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.