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Lilac fire in San Diego County destroys 2 buildings, burns 350 acres

By in Press Enterprise on December 7, 2017

By Brian Rokos

Breaking news going to cover a new fire happy 15 freeway in the 76 pic.twitter.com/lRuDEq9nR7

— Frank Bellino (@PE_Bellino) December 7, 2017

A brush fire burning in San Diego County on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7, had burned two structures, damaged 12 others and prompted evacuations, Cal Fire said in a Twitter message.

The Lilac fire, which could be seen from Riverside County, had burned 350 acres as of about 1 p.m. and had no containment, according to an email from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered in the area of West Lilac Road and Sullivan Middle School. Old Highway 395 was closed between West Lilac Road and Highway 76, Cal Fire said.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

#LilacFire [update] The fire is now 100-150 acres & 0% contained. Mandatory evacuations in the area of W. Lilac Rd. & Sullivan Middle School. 2 structures have been destroyed and 12 damaged. pic.twitter.com/c1t5NzNuy4

— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) December 7, 2017

#LilacFire [update] Road Closures: Old Hwy 395 between W. Lilac Rd. & Hwy 76

— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) December 7, 2017

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