Southern California brush fire prompts evacuations
Authorities say a brush fire has prompted mandatory evacuation orders for residents of the eastern Riverside County community of Pinyon Crest. U.S. Forest Service firefighters said the fire broke out Sunday morning and charred 150 acres, prompting the evacuation of the neighborhood. Rob Roseen, a spokesman for CAL Fire/Riverside County Fire Department, said it was not immediately clear how many homes were affected. Fire officials said the blaze prompted the closure of Highway 74 between Highway 371 and Palowet Drive in Palm Desert.