Firefighters Saturday were on the scene of a brush fire on Highway 74 west of Mountain Center in southwest Riverside County.
The fire, reported about 4:10 p.m., was burning in the San Bernardino National Forest. Crews from the U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department were there.
The California Highway Patrol has closed Highway 74 between Borco Street east of Hemet and Highway 243 in the mountains.
MOUNTAIN CENTER – US Forest Service firefighters, along with @CALFIRERRU, are responding to a fire in the vegetation west of town off Highway 74. More details are forthcoming. pic.twitter.com/UFe296JXzy
— San Bernardino National Forest (@SanBernardinoNF) September 19, 2020
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