Fallbrook Fire: Mission Fire Breaks Out Near I-15 In California

UPDATE: 4:39 p.m. EDT—No evacuations were needed in connection to a brush fire burning in Fallbrook, California, on Monday, the Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation confirmed on Twitter. The fire was almost contained, though Pankey Road remained closed.

Original story:

Yet another wildfire broke out in California on Monday—this one, near Interstate 15 in Fallbrook. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's San Diego Branch said it was working with the North County Fire Department to combat the flames.

CalFire said the Mission Fire was burning in the area of I-15 and Mission Road. It was reported to be only two acres after starting around 12:30 p.m. local time.

It was not immediately clear how the fire began. Authorities did not say whether any structures were currently threatened by the fire, though the San Diego Sheriff's Office said residents should be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

"A brush fire is burning int he area of Steward Canyon and I-15 in Fallbrook," the San Diego Sheriff said on Twitter. "Pankey Road closed in both directions. Fire could spread, so be prepared for evacuation. Please stay clear of area."

In the northern part of the state, officials continued working to contain the five day old Delta Fire, which consumed 47,110 acres since it started on Wednesday. The fire, which authorities believed to be human-caused, was just five percent contained on Monday. More than 2,300 fire personnel were working to battle the flames.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

.@CALFIRESANDIEGO and @NorthCountyFire are in unified command on a 2 acre vegetation fire in the area of I-15 and Mission Rd. #MissionFire pic.twitter.com/8Ytcld54IN

— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) September 10, 2018