- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - A house fire in San Diego County has spread to surrounding brush and briefly forced the brief evacuation of about 100 people from nearby homes.

State fire officials say the blaze in the Indian reservation community of Pala broke out in the two-story home near Highway 76 shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday and had burned 45 acres a few hours later.

CalFire spokesman Kendall Bortisser says mandatory evacuations were put in effect on just one road, but about 100 people were forced to evacuate. They were able to return about two hours later.

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

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