Brush fire grows to 300 acres near Murrieta; evacuations ordered

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MURRIETA, Calif. -- A brush fire broke out in an unincorporated area of Murrieta in Riverside County Thursday.

The blaze, dubbed the Liberty Fire, broke out shortly after 1 p.m. near Los Alamos Road and Liberty Road, according to fire officials.

By 7 a.m. Friday, the fire had grown to 300 acres and was 60 percent contained.

One structure and six outbuildings were destroyed.

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