Pictures: Tenaja Fire Burns West of Murrieta, Dangerously Close to Homes

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Toni Guinyard/NBCLA
A fire truck responded to the Tenaja Fire Friday Sept. 6, 2019.
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Los Angeles Times
MURRIETA, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: A Cal Fire plane drops phos-chek fire retardant on Tenaja wildfire burning close to a residential area September 5, 2019 near Murrieta, California. The fast-moving fire erupted in hillside terrain last night, quickly scorching almost 1,000 acres and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for multiple residential enclaves as fire officials urged others nearby to voluntarily leave. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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NBCLA
A fire forced evacuations and school closures in Murrieta as crews protected homes Sept. 5, 2010.
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Los Angeles Times
MURRIETA, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: A Cal Fire plane drops phos-chek fire retardant on Tenaja wildfire burning close to a residential area September 5, 2019 near Murrieta, California. The fast-moving fire erupted in hillside terrain last night, quickly scorching almost 1,000 acres and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for multiple residential enclaves as fire officials urged others nearby to voluntarily leave. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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Jay Sadler / Cal Fire Riverside
The Tenaja fire scorched more than 1,400 acres in the area of Clinton Keith and Tenaja roads, in the unincorporatedncommunity of La Cresta, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
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Jay Sadler / Cal Fire Riverside
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Jay Sadler / Cal Fire Riverside
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Brittanni Hartman
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.
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Joshua Stephenson
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.
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Debbi Manson
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019. This view is from Temecula.
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Severin Burkart
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.
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Melissa Heine
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.
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Lisa BURKE
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.
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Elyssa Gilmer
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.
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Juliana
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.
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Amanda Elms
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.
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Doug Kohman
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019. This image from Tierra Shores Lake in Menifee shows smoke.
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Amanda Elms
A view of the Tenaja Fire in southwestern Riverside County Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.
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CAL Fire Riverside
A fire in La Cresta, near Murrieta grew to 994 acres on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.
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Jessica Molstad
A brush fire near Murrieta grows to nearly 1,000 acres on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2019.
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Jessica Molstad
A brush fire possibly started by a lightning strike near Murrieta grows to nearly 1,000 acres on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2019.
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Joann Smith
A brush fire burning west of Murrieta was sending smoke into the air Sept. 4, 2019.
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NBCLA
A fire burning in the La Cresta community west of Murrieta was inching closer to a home firefighters were protecting Sept. 4, 2019.
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NBCLA
A fire west of Murrieta was fueled by erratic winds and plentiful brush Sept. 4, 2019.
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User @KbomzKevin
The fire burning west of Murrieta was about 25 acres at the start Sept. 4, 2019.
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User @amanda_market
"At the 15 North and Clinton Keith heading into the La Cresta/Bear Creek area. Thick smoke and Ash falling, stay cautious."
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"At the 15 North and Clinton Keith heading into the La Cresta/Bear Creek area. Thick smoke and Ash falling, stay cautious."
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"At the 15 North and Clinton Keith heading into the La Cresta/Bear Creek area. Thick smoke and Ash falling, stay cautious."
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"At the 15 North and Clinton Keith heading into the La Cresta/Bear Creek area. Thick smoke and Ash falling, stay cautious."
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NBCLA
As cars evacuate the area, looky-loos perched atop a ridge line watch firefighters battle a blaze west of Murrieta Sept. 4, 2019.
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NBCLA
A fire forced evacuations and school closures in Murrieta as crews protected homes Sept. 5, 2010.
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Los Angeles Times
MURRIETA, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: A Cal Fire plane drops phos-chek fire retardant on Tenaja wildfire burning close to a residential area September 5, 2019 near Murrieta, California. The fast-moving fire erupted in hillside terrain last night, quickly scorching almost 1,000 acres and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for multiple residential enclaves as fire officials urged others nearby to voluntarily leave. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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