Ortega Highway closed due to wildfire in Cleveland National Forest


A wildfire in the Cleveland National Forest has forced the closure of Ortega Highway between Orange and Riverside counties.

Brandon Marshall, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, said the agency received reports of the fire about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

He said the highway would be closed until about 7 p.m.

Marshall did not have information on fire’s acreage, and representatives for the Cleveland National Forest did not immediately respond to an inquiry.