Update: Stone Fire destroys 7 structures near Santa Margarita

Jul 10, 2017

Firefighters have stopped the Stone Fire that erupted in a rural area east of Santa Margarita. As of Tuesday evening, they had 100 containment and kept the area burned to 340 acres.

According to CalFire's Chris Elms, the fire has destroyed a total of seven structures: one residence, two shops or barns, three travel trailers, and one pump house or out building.

Evacuation orders have been lifted at this time. CalFire says Highway 58 is under a "soft closure"--urging those driving on the highway to use extreme caution as fire crews and emergency personnel are still active on the road.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.