Update @ 9:15 p.m.: According to an ABC7 report, 150 acres have burned as of 8:30 p.m.
About 100 firefighters were at the scene.
Update @ 8:21 p.m.: A wildfire burning in Murrieta has consumed 60 acres, according to a City News Service report.
Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said the fire was first reported at 4:45 p.m. near the 39300 block of Via Temprano, the report said.
Hendrickson said there are no mandatory evacuations in place.
Update @ 7:30 p.m.: According to SWRNN reporter Joe Fanaselle, the fire has been dying down and aircraft is no longer flying over the fire.
At least one residence and a mobile home sitting on an adjacent lot were destroyed near Golden Eagle Ave., according to Fanaselle.
One witness at the scene said that the owner of the mobile home attempted to save the structure with a garden hose.
The brush fire came dangerously close to homes near Hunter Road and Via Mira Mosa, sending thick smoke through the surrounding neighborhoods.
It is not clear if evacuations were ordered, but many residents in the area were turned away when they tried to return to their homes.
Traffic has been hampered by road closures, including east and west bound traffic on Murrieta Hot Springs Road between Calle Del Lago and Via Princesa, after an over-sized vehicle knocked down a utility line in an incident unrelated to the fire.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
Update @ 6:47 p.m.: According to a Murrieta Police and Fire Department official, no information is available at this time regarding the number of acres burned, or whether or not any structures have been damaged by the fire.
The brush fire is burning between Los Alamos Road and Via Mira Mosa, the official said.
An evacuation center has been established at Vista Murrieta High School and several road closures are in effect, snarling traffic on city streets.
The fire was first reported around 5 p.m.
Original: A fire burning just south of the Los Alamos Sports Park in Murrieta has consumed 30-40 acres and is continuing to burn at a fast rate of spread, according to SWRNN reporter Joe Fanaselle at the scene.
Crews have called for air support, as well as an additional 10 engines from Cal Fire, according to a report.
Structures are threatened.
*This is a developing story. Stay with SWRNN for more information on this wildfire in Murrieta.