Firefighters Saturday were responding to a wildfire along state Route 74 west of Mountain Center.

The fire ignited at around 4:10 p.m. in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and the Riverside County Fire Department were dispatched to the scene, forest service officials said.

The fire promoted the California Highway Patrol to close state Route 74 between Borco Street east of Hemet and Highway 243.

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