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100 evacuated in Temecula

Some 200 firefighters are battling a new brush fire that broke out in heavy brush around 11 p.m. Monday in Temecula near Via Santa Rosa and Rancho California Road.

About 100 people were evacuated after the Rosa blaze began, according to a 2:30 a.m. recorded update from the Riverside County Fire Department, which works jointly with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Residents were directed to an evacuation center at Temecula Recreation Center at 30875 Rancho Vista Road. Southern California Edison officials are responding to reports of live power lines down in the area.

The fire's cause is still under investigation. Officials plan to reevaluate evacuation orders this morning.

--Maeve Reston


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