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Firefighters battle blaze on Ortega Highway

September 4, 2009 |  6:45 am

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Orange County and U.S. Forest Service firefighters were battling a new blaze that broke out overnight on the Ortega Highway.

The blaze has burned about 45 to 50 acres near Mile Marker 14 in the Cleveland National Forest. Fire officials hope to have some water drops from aircraft later in the morning.

Ortega Highway is expected to be closed between San Juan Capistrano and Lake Elsinore for much of the morning.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo credit: Don Kelson / Los Angeles Times

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