UPDATE 8/25/19 @ 4:00 p.m. - Updated acreage is 80 acres. Change in acreage is due to GPS mapping of the fire.
UPDATE 8/25/19 @ 2:42 p.m. - As of 1:00 p.m. the fire was 100% contained to 50 acres.
UPDATE 8/25/19 @ 1:55 p.m. - The forward rate of spread has been stopped. The fire is holding at 50 acres. Resources will remain on scene for approximately three hours.
UPDATE 8/25/19 @ 12:45 p.m. - The fire is holding at 30 acres.
UPDATE: Southern California Edison has been requested for down power lines in the area of the fire.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters, with assistance from USFS Cleveland National Forest, responded to reports of a vegetation fire near the northbound Interstate 15 X Temescal Canyon Road in Temescal Valley. The first arriving Chief Officer reported approximately 1/2 to two acres of vegetation burning in heavy fuels at a slow to moderate rate of spread. The fire is now ten acres, burning in light grass/flashy fuels. The number three lane of northbound Interstate 15, 1/2 mile south of Temescal Canyon Road has been shut down. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.