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Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Needles Courthouse today.

Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Needles Courthouse today.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Needles Courthouse opening for limited court service will be held at 9:00am PT on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at the Needles Courthouse, located at 1111 Bailey Avenue near J Street, in Needles, California.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the restoration of limited court services for the community.

In a press release from the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, effective Friday, July 7th, 2017, the San Bernardino Superior Court will open limited service in Needles, California for members of the public to address traffic and non-traffic infraction matters.

The Needles Clerk’s Office will be open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the business hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm PT to provide limited services including non-cash payments, traffic school sign-ups, payment extensions or scheduling a Court date.

In addition, remote video proceedings will be supported by a judge sitting in the Barstow District.

This will allow residents to appear at the Needles District located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California for remote appearance on traffic and non-traffic infraction arraignments.

Additional services will be provided gradually as resources become available.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (V.V.T.A.) Route 200 will continue to make one round-trip each Friday, departing from Needles, California traveling to Barstow, California in the morning and returning to Needles, California in the afternoon for those individuals who wish to appear at the Barstow District.

This ongoing collaboration between the San Bernardino Superior Court, Needles City Council members and Robert Lovingood, San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, represents a continuing effort to restore services that were reduced or eliminated due to budget cuts over the last several years.

For more information, please contact the Court Executive Office at: 1 (909) 708-8746.

**** Note: The flyer sent into ZachNews said the zip code for Needles, California is 92364, but the zip code is 92363. ****

** Picture Flyer from the City of Needles: **

Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Needles Courthouse.

Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Needles Courthouse.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Needles Courthouse opening for limited court service will be held at 9:00am PT on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at the Needles Courthouse, located at 1111 Bailey Avenue near J Street, in Needles, California.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the restoration of limited court services for the community.

In a press release from the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, effective Friday, July 7th, 2017, the San Bernardino Superior Court will open limited service in Needles, California for members of the public to address traffic and non-traffic infraction matters.

The Needles Clerk’s Office will be open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the business hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm PT to provide limited services including non-cash payments, traffic school sign-ups, payment extensions or scheduling a Court date.

In addition, remote video proceedings will be supported by a judge sitting in the Barstow District.

This will allow residents to appear at the Needles District located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California for remote appearance on traffic and non-traffic infraction arraignments.

Additional services will be provided gradually as resources become available.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (V.V.T.A.) Route 200 will continue to make one round-trip each Friday, departing from Needles, California traveling to Barstow, California in the morning and returning to Needles, California in the afternoon for those individuals who wish to appear at the Barstow District.

This ongoing collaboration between the San Bernardino Superior Court, Needles City Council members and Robert Lovingood, San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, represents a continuing effort to restore services that were reduced or eliminated due to budget cuts over the last several years.

For more information, please contact the Court Executive Office at: 1 (909) 708-8746.

**** Note: The flyer sent into ZachNews said the zip code for Needles, California is 92364, but the zip code is 92363. ****

** Picture Flyer from the City of Needles: **

Needles, CA: Needles Courthouse to reopen one day per month starting July 2017.

Needles, CA: Needles Courthouse to reopen one day per month starting July 2017.

In a press release from the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, effective Friday, July 7th, 2017, the San Bernardino Superior Court will open limited service in Needles, California for members of the public to address traffic and non-traffic infraction matters.

The Needles Clerk’s Office will be open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the business hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm PT to provide limited services including non-cash payments, traffic school sign-ups, payment extensions or scheduling a Court date.

In addition, remote video proceedings will be supported by a judge sitting in the Barstow District.

This will allow residents to appear at the Needles District located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California for remote appearance on traffic and non-traffic infraction arraignments.

Additional services will be provided gradually as resources become available.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (V.V.T.A.) Route 200 will continue to make one round-trip each Friday, departing from Needles, California traveling to Barstow, California in the morning and returning to Needles, California in the afternoon for those individuals who wish to appear at the Barstow District.

This ongoing collaboration between the San Bernardino Superior Court, Needles City Council members and Robert Lovingood, San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, represents a continuing effort to restore services that were reduced or eliminated due to budget cuts over the last several years.

For more information, please contact the Court Executive Office at: 1 (909) 708-8746.

Orangecrest, CA: Please help find a stolen 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle and box trailer.

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Orangecrest, CA: Please help find a stolen 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle and box trailer.

Put yourself in this man’s shoe you’re about to hear from.

A motorcycle – a 1941 BMW R12 German Motorcycle – that you worked so hard for restoring, just disappears right off your property by thieves in the early morning hours.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez spoke with Mike Dunn, a resident of Orangecrest, California, about what happen when thieves stolen the motorcycle and a box trailer off of his driveway at approximately 5:00am PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017.

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If you have any information on the theft or the thieves whereabouts, please contact the Riverside Police Department at: 1 (951) 826-5700.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

 

News Update!!: Calabasas, CA: Latest Information: Old Fire.

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News Update!!: Calabasas, CA: Latest Information: Old Fire.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the brush fires that was burning in Calabasas, California on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

** As of 9:00am PT on Monday, June 6th, 2016: **

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** Pictures from the City of Calabasas: **

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Old Fire has burned 516 acres, 80% contained, all evacuation orders lifted, and roads are reopened.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Monday: Sunny, with a high near 81*F. South wind around 5 mph.

– Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55*F. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

**** More weather condition information at the following the National Weather Service website address: ****

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.16&lon=-118.63#.V1RbhNkrJdi

** Many thanks to all of the fire department firefighters, hand crews, paramedics, and law enforcement personnel for their hard work battling the wildfires, protecting properties, and saving lives. **

** As of 5:00pm PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Old Fire has burned 516 acres, 80% contained, and all residents evacuated due to the Old Fire will be able to return to their homes at 6:00pm PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, road will reopened at 6:00pm PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 so that residents can go back to their homes.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, no homes were damaged, but only small outbuildings and footbridges were damaged in the Old Fire.

Demobilize some of their resources has begun.

** As of 2:14pm PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016: **

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the City of Calabasas, the Old Fire has burned 516 acres and is at 75% contained.

** Tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department Public Information Desk: **

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, a home, not 2 homes were damaged and a commercial type destroyed.

Topanga evacuates to be re-evaluated late this afternoon/early evening.

** As of 11:30am PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016: **

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** Picture from the Los Angeles County Fire Department: **

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Old Fire has burned 516 acres and is at 30% contained.

At least 3 structures are destroyed; 2 residential structures with minor damage, a a commercial structure destroyed.

Original time, date, and location of where the brush fire started was at 4:11pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 on the 23700 block of Mullholland Highway in Calabasas, California.

The cause of the brush fire is under investigation.

At least 3 Los Angeles County Fire Department Firefighters suffered minor injuries on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

** Evacuations Zones: **

Evacuation orders for Zone 2: Topanga, Zone 3: Glenview, Zone 4: Topanga/Santa Maria, Zone 5: Old Topanga Canyon, and Zone 6: Topanga/Entrada.

Evacuation warning for Zone 7: Lower Topanga.

** Evacuation Shelter Locations: **

– Residents: Agoura Hills High School located at 28545 West Driver Avenue in Agoura Hills, California.

– Small Animals: Agoura Hills Animal Shelter located at 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, California.

– Large Animals:  Pierce College located at 6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills, California.

**** Traffic Conditions: Old Fire Roads Closures: ****

– Topanga Canyon and Woodland Crest: No southbound traffic.

– Topanga Canyon and Pacific Coast Highway 1 (P.C.H.): Resident access only to Zone 7, Zone 8, and Zone 9.

– Topanga Canyon and Old Topanga Canyon: No access to Old Topanga Canyon and Residents only northbound Topanga Canyon up to Entrada Road.

– Mullholland Highway and Old Topanga Canyon: No access to westbound Mullholland Highway and no access to Old Topanga Canyon.

– Mullholland Highway and Canyon Drive: No access to eastbound Mullholland Highway.

– Mullholland Highway and Eddingham Avenue: No access to southbound Adamsville Avenue.

– Adamsville Avenue and Cairnloch Street:  No access to southbound Adamsville Avenue.

** As of 9:00am PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016: **

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** Picture from the City of Calabasas: **

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Old Fire has burned 516 acres and is at 30% contained.

The brush fire had 2 separate spot fires grew together with main fire overnight.

At least 2 residence minor damage and a commercial type building destroyed.

Old Topanga is still under a mandatory evacuation.

Evacuations orders for the Adamsville and Eddingham areas have been lifted.

According to Southern California Edison, there were 181 customers in the Calabasas, California area who lost power due to downed or fire damaged power poles, and we’re still working on pole replacement. As of about 9:00am PT, power has been restored to all but a home and full restoration if expected by 3:30pm PT.

At least 2 firefighters have been injuries; 2 knee injuries and a cardiac event.

Over 400 fire department firefighters are working hard to put out this brush fire.

A Smoke Advisory has been issued until 12:00am PT for the San Fernando Valley, California, and Santa Clarita California areas.

Residents and the public are being asked to limit outdoor exercise during the Smoke Advisory.

Unhealthy air quality in the San Fernando Valley, California area.

Onshore winds will blow smoke from the Old Fire east.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 89*F. Light south southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

– Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56*F. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

**** More weather condition information at the following the National Weather Service website address: ****

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.16&lon=-118.63#.V1RbhNkrJdi

** As of 1:00am PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016: **

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, residents in the Calabasas, California area near the Old Fire will be allowed to go back at 2:00am PT, but power might still be out.

Evacuations are still in place in Topanga.

The Old Fire has burned 516 acres and is at 15% contained.

** As of 11:40pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Old Fire has burned 516 acres and is at 15% contained.

Over 3,000 homes and 5,000 people are affected by this brush fire.

Over 300 firefighters are battling this brush fire.

A firefighters was injured in the brush fire, but the firefighter was treated at a local hospital.

At least 3 homes have been damaged by the brush fire.

Fire department agencies are at the brush fire, including Los Angeles County Fire Department, Santa Clarita Fire Department, and Ventura County Fire Department.

A smoke advisory has been issued for the Calabasas, California, San Fernando Valley, California, and Santa Clarita California areas.

Ash from the Old Fire continues to fall across the San Fernando Valley, California.

** As of 10:20pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

According to Los Angeles County Fire Department Captain Keith Mora, the Old Fire has burned 200 acres and is at 15% contained.

According to the California Highway Patrol, mandatory evacuations for residents affected by the Old Fire will remain in effect until 8:00am PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016.

Ash from the Old Fire has been reported falling across the San Fernando Valley, California, including as far east as Universal City, California and Burbank, California.

** As of 8:40pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

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** Picture from Kate Larsen (Twitter Username: @KateNBCLA) and NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, says Old Fire has grown to 200 acres and is at 0% contained.

Approximately 350 structures threatened and some structures reportedly damaged.

Evacuations are still in place in Adamsville, Eddingham, and Old Topanga, and there’s no word on when those evacuations will be lifted.

Fire department firefighters are putting out a fire at a nature conservancy building at Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Canyon Road.

Authorities are telling residents near Calabasas High School, Old Topanga Canyon, and Mulholland Hwy area to evacuate now as the brush fire is moving in all directions.

An evacuation center has been set up for residents at Agoura High School located at 28545 West Driver Avenue in Agoura Hills, California.

People with large animals asked to go to Pierce College located at 6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills, California.

A firefighter has suffered minor injuries battling this brush fire.

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** Pictures from the Malibu Search Rescue: **

According to the California Highway Patrol, A SigAlert has been issued on State Route 27 (Toponga Canyon Blvd.) between Pacific Coast Highway and Cezanne is closed until further notice due to a brush fire.

Many reports that a vehicle crashed into a utility pole, bring down utility lines, and may have sparked the brush fire.

**** Live News Coverage: NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: ****

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Watch-Live-NBC4-KNBC-News-Live-Stream-301079581.html

** As of 7:20pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

The brush fire has grown to 200 acres.

A fire department firefighter has been injured.

There’s reports of damage at Camp Wildcraft.

** Video from LAFD Talk (Twitter Username: @LAFDtalk) and NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

Authorities are telling residents near the Old Topanga Canyon and Mulholland Highway area to evacuate now as the brush fire is moving east.

Authorities are also saying that if you live within 2 miles of Calabasas High School, get in your car and leave immediately.

An evacuation center has been set up for residents at Agoura High School located at 28545 West Driver Avenue in Agoura Hills, California.

People with large animals asked to go to Pierce College located at 6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills, California.

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** Pictures from LAFD Talk (Twitter Username: @LAFDtalk): **

The cause of the brush fire is unknown, but unconfirmed reports that a vehicle crashed into a utility pole bring down utility lines causing the brush fire.

** As of 6:40pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

According to the Los Angles County Fire Department, a brush fire is burning near homes in the hills of Calabasas, California.

The brush fire has grown to 100 acres.

A propane tank and some out houses near a the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool is on fire and another structure has caught on fire on the 3500 block of Locust Drive.

Flames are near homes, including near homes along the 3500 block of Poppy Seed.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, a mandatory evacuation has been issued for all homes on Summit Drive, Ivy Trail, Eddingham, Adamsville, and in the Highlands community.

An evacuation center has been set up for residents at Agoura High School located at 28545 West Driver Avenue in Agoura Hills, California.

People with large animals asked to go to Pierce College located at 6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills, California.

** Video from _and_another_ ‏‏(Twitter Username: @KrystleWallis): **

** Video from LAFD Talk ‏(Twitter Username: @LAFDtalk): **

According to the Los Angles County Fire Department, there were at least 3 spots of brush fires and may merger into a large fire.

More fire department crews and aircrafts are being called in.

Over 200 fire department firefighters are working hard to protect homes from this brush fire.

According to SoCal Edison, at 4:06pm PT, they received a call of a vehicle hit our power pole.

SoCal Edison says that at least 181 customers are without power due to the brush fire.

** As of 5:12pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, a brush fire is burning near homes in the hills of Calabasas, California.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

The 3 alarm brush fire, named the Old Fire, was reported at around 4:30pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 in the area of 23062 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, California.

There is reports of 2 to 3 spots where the brush fire is burning, including near Palm Drive and Calabasas High School.

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** Picture by Daniella Guzman: **

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** Picture from the Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Section: **

The brush fire has burned 2 acres and is moving closure to homes.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, a mandatory evacuation has been issued for all homes on Summit Drive, Ivy Trail, Eddingham, Adamsville, and in the Highlands community.

An evacuation center has been set up for residents at Agoura High School located at 28545 West Driver Avenue in Agoura Hills, California.

People with large animals asked to go to Pierce College located at 6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills, California.

** Video from Javin Reid ‏(Twitter Username: @JavinReid): **

** Video from Anne Crosby ‏(Twitter Username: @MeetAnneCrosby): **

** Video from Ross Feinstein ‏‏(Twitter Username: @RossFeinstein): **

The brush fire has reportedly damaged a structure on the 3500 block of Locust Drive and flames are near homes along the 3500 block of Poppy Seed.

Firefighters and at least 3 water-dropping helicopters are working to put out this brush fire.

The cause of the brush fire is unknown, but unconfirmed reports that a vehicle crashed into a utility pole bring down utility lines causing the brush fire.

** More information is still coming into ZachNews. **

Breaking News!!: Calabasas, CA: Brush fire burning.

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Breaking News!!: Calabasas, CA: Brush fire burning.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, a brush fire is burning near homes in the hills of Calabasas, California.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

The 3 alarm brush fire, named the Old Fire, was reported at around 4:30pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 in the area of 23062 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, California.

There is reports of 2 to 3 spots where the brush fire is burning, including near Palm Drive and Calabasas High School.

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** Picture by Daniella Guzman: **

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** Picture from the Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Section: **

The brush fire has burned 2 acres and is moving closure to homes.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, a mandatory evacuation has been issued for all homes on Summit Drive, Ivy Trail, Eddingham, Adamsville, and in the Highlands community.

An evacuation center has been set up for residents at Agoura High School located at 28545 West Driver Avenue in Agoura Hills, California.

People with large animals asked to go to Pierce College located at 6201 Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills, California.

** Video from Javin Reid ‏(Twitter Username: @JavinReid): **

** Video from Anne Crosby ‏(Twitter Username: @MeetAnneCrosby): **

** Video from Ross Feinstein ‏‏(Twitter Username: @RossFeinstein): **

The brush fire has reportedly damaged a structure on the 3500 block of Locust Drive and flames are near homes along the 3500 block of Poppy Seed.

Firefighters and at least 3 water-dropping helicopters are working to put out this brush fire.

The cause of the brush fire is unknown, but unconfirmed reports that a vehicle crashed into a utility pole bring down utility lines causing the brush fire.

 

**** Live News Coverage: NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: ****

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Watch-Live-NBC4-KNBC-News-Live-Stream-301079581.html

** More information is still coming into ZachNews. **

News Update!!: Temecula, CA: Latest Information: Temecula Fire.

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News Update!!: Temecula, CA: Latest Information: Temecula Fire.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding a vegetation fire that was burning near Interstate 15 in Temecula, California on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

** As of 9:00am PT on Monday, June 6th, 2016: **

According to the CAL FIRE Riverside, the Temecula Fire has burned 139 acres and is at 85% contained.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82*F. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

– Monday: Night: Patchy fog after 11:00pm PT. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 56*F. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light south in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

**** More weather condition information at the following the National Weather Service website address: ****

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?textField1=33.494&textField2=-117.148#.V1RbF9krJdi

** Many thanks to all of the fire department firefighters, hand crews, paramedics, and law enforcement personnel for their hard work battling the wildfires, protecting properties, and saving lives. **

** As of 6:00pm PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016: **

According to the CAL FIRE Riverside, the Temecula Fire has burned 139 acres and is at 65% contained.

** As of 9:00am PT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016: **

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** Picture from CAL FIRE: **

According to the CAL FIRE Riverside, the Temecula Fire has 139 acres and is at 30% contained.

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93*F. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

– Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 11:00pm PT. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 56*F. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

**** More weather condition information at the following the National Weather Service website address: ****

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?textField1=33.494&textField2=-117.148#.V1RbF9krJdi

** As of 6:55pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

According to the CAL FIRE Riverside, the Temecula Fire has burned 70 acres and is at 20 % contained.

** As of 4:09pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

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** Pictures from CAL FIRE Riverside: **

According to the CAL FIRE Riverside, the Temecula Fire has burned 35 acres and is at 10% contained.

At least 2 lanes of the southbound 15 have been opened to motorists with a safety escort.

** More information regarding the Temecula Fire is at the following website address: **

http://www.rvcfire.org/_Layouts/Incident%20Information/IncidentInfoDetail.aspx?2649

**** Weather Conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

– Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59*F. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

– Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93*F. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

– Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 11:00pm PT. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

** As of 2:14pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNSD Channel 7: **

The vegetation fire in Temecula, California continues to burn.

The vegetation fire, named the Temecula Fire, has burned 30 acres and no containment.

There has been no evacuations ordered for the vegetation fire.

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** Picture from Paula Sato: **

Authorities issued a SigAlert, closing all lanes of southbound Interstate 15 at Front Street and Temecula Parkway as firefighters battled the vegetation fire.

As of 1:15pm PT, the California Highway Patrol were trying to reopen 2 southbound lanes of Interstate 15.

Traffic was backed up from California Oaks Road and very heavy traffic on southbound Interstate 215 past Clinton Keith Road,

** As of 1:06pm PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: **

A vegetation fire is burning near Interstate 15, just south of Temecula Parkway, in Temecula, California.

Firefighters are battling this 30 acres vegetation fire which occurred at around 11:40am PT on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

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** 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.

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** 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.

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** 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. **