Breaking News!!: Temecula, CA: Vegetation fire near Interstate 15.
A vegetation fire is burning near Interstate 15, just south of Temecula Parkway, in Temecula, California.
Firefighters are battling this 30 acre vegetation fire which occurred at around 11:40am PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.
** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **
Reports over social media of flames from the vegetation fire can be seen from Interstate 15.
** Video from Harriet Elizabeth (Twitter Username: @YnRgrrll): **
** Video from Andrew Durso (Twitter Username: @Andrew_Durso): **
There’s lots of traffic along Interstate 15 as people are watching the flames and water dropping aircraft trying to put out this vegetation fire.
** Picture from the North County Fire Protection District: **
All lanes of southbound Interstate 15 is closed as fire department crews battle the vegetation fire.
According to the California Highway Patrol, traffic is backed up from the vegetation fire near Temecula Parkway to Interstate 215.
** Picture by Jim Reinis: **
At this moment, no reports of home being threaten by this vegetation fire, but residents should be on alert and prepared in case of any evacuations.
** More information is still coming into ZachNews. **