Tampa Bay Times

Fast-moving fire forces evacuation­s


A fast-moving wildfire that ignited in a remote off-road vehicle park in the Cleveland National Forest in Southern California grew to 700 acres overnight, officials said Friday. The Wildomar fire, which began Thursday after a motorcycli­st crashed into a tree, was 15 percent contained. The blaze jumped from 20 to 200 acres in less than two hours and sent huge plumes of thick, black smoke into the air. The fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. local time. An 18-year-old man was riding alone on a dirt road when he hit a bump and lost control of the Yamaha motorcycle he was driving, crashing into a tree, California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Lassig said. The throttle of the motorcycle got stuck, and the tank sprang a leak, lighting the tree and surroundin­g brush

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