- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - An evacuation order has been lifted in San Diego County, where a brushfire that was quiet for days briefly threatened up to 100 homes.

Fire officials say winds kicked up embers Friday afternoon and started spot fires across a road near the Riverside County line. The blaze was moving toward Rancho Heights.

A mandatory evacuation was ordered but it was lifted Friday night as crews managed to stop the fire’s advance.

The blaze is now 30 percent contained. Crews will remain overnight.

The area is just south of Temecula and about 50 miles north of San Diego.

Friday’s blaze was an offshoot of a fire that erupted from a house fire on Tuesday. The fire was nearing containment when the embers flew. It’s now burned about 70 acres of brush.

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