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Ortega Highway at Antonio Parkway has been closed in both directions due to a fire in Riverside County, according to a release from the city of San Juan Capistrano.

Fire crews from the U.S. Forest Service and Riverside County Fire are battling a 175-acre fire, called the Falls Fire.

The fire is moving southeast toward the Lake Elsinore/Temecula area, and there is no immediate threat to south Orange County, the Orange County Fire Authority confirmed.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes.

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  • Very frightening, dramatic fire. The fire lines looked a bit like lava flows from my vantage at Costco. Many homes are threatened, and it’s no surprise that 74 is closed. I’m always seeing idiots throw cigarettes out of their cars, which may be the cause for many fires. I guess they figure that after trashing their bodies, it doesnt matter if they trash innocent others’ homes and beautiful wilderness. Unbelievably selfish.

  • Is the hwy re-open

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