The Falls fire near Lake Elsinore had consumed 1,416 acres and was 20% contained, according to the latest update Tuesday from Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire Department officials.
Mandatory evacuation notices remained for Decker Canyon and were lifted for Lakeland Village and Rancho Capistrano, according to fire officials.
The flames, which were first reported Monday morning, prompted nearby residents and journalists alike to take to Twitter, posting photos and videos of the smoke and flames:
Fire in Lake Elsinore all day today. Consuming the whole mountain...evacuated lots of families. Abt 3 blocks frm home pic.twitter.com/gpGSYpgXBS— Katie Pavao (@katie_pavao) August 6, 2013
The Lake Elsinore fire from the top of the hill next to my house. #FallsFire pic.twitter.com/0k59Di6ENX— Ryan W Krol (@RyanWKrol) August 6, 2013
I took this video while driving (and shivering fearfully) on Ortego Hwy right through the #FallsFire. Part 1 of 3 https://t.co/X9xd1loILP— Peter Surowski (@PeterSurowski) August 6, 2013
@EvelynTaft @SharonTay888 another picture of the lake Elsinore fire 8pm pic.twitter.com/HeQEnQn8HQ— DjLeo (@lsantamaria) August 6, 2013