A shifting wind pushed flames from a controlled burn in the Cleveland National Forest over a containment line near Lake Elsinore Friday.
Firefighters started the prescribed burn about 8:30 a.m., but a shifting wind pushed flames over a containment line about 1 p.m., said Darrell Vance, Trabuco District ranger.
The 5-acre fire is just outside the Rancho Capistrano development off the south main divide, due south of Ortega Highway, just southwest of Lake Elsinore, Vance said.
“Most of it is still in the project boundaries,” Vance said.
An acre or so of the fire is outside the controlled-burn containment line, Vance said.
“There’s currently no threat to any public structures,” Vance said about 2 p.m.
The flames were moving east toward Lakeland Village, but there’s a great deal of green from the forest in the way, he said.
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