North County residents see smoke from fire burning near Lake Elsinore

TEMECULA, Calif. – A brush fire burning near Lake Elsinore, north Murrieta sent thick black smoke in the air Thursday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.

California National Forest tweeted at 3:34 p.m. the fire, dubbed the Wildomar Fire, had grown to 200 acres within two hours of it starting.  They also said no structures were threatened. Several fire crews were involved.

Fire crews from San Diego County had not been called to assist as of 1:30 p.m.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, Cal Fire Riverside tweeted the fire had grown to 700 acres and was 15 percent contained. By 6:30 p.m. Friday, the fire had grown to 850 acres and was 50 percent contained.


Smoke from a brush fire burning near Lake Elsinore could be seen in Oceanside on Oct. 26, 2017.

A witness told FOX 5 he was riding his bike in Oceanside and could see the smoke in the air in the direction of Riverside.

Fire and smoke north of Vista, Camp Pendleton.

Another person in Vista also reported seeing the fire.