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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Three unrelated brush fires ravaged Southern California Monday, two of which prompted evacuations.

An evacuation advisory was issued Monday for residents in the Pala area, where a fire that had broken out for unknown reasons had charred nearly 300 acres of brush by mid-afternoon.

The warning was issued to residents in the areas of Rancho Heights and Magee roads as more than 100 firefighters fought to control the blaze, which broke out around 10:35 a.m. near the intersection of Pala Temecula and Moro roads, according to Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler.

Pala-Temecula Road was closed from Deer Hollow Way to Pala Mission Road, CHP reported, adding that a vehicle struck a pole at Pala-Temecula and Moro roads at around 10 a.m., though it was unclear whether the accident prompted the fire.

Meanwhile, another blaze known as the Keller fire started at Menifee and Baxter Roads and moved North toward Scott Road, fire officials said. The blaze, which charred some 455 acres, was reported around 1p.m.

In 45 minutes it had consumed 20 acres and spread east across Briggs Road as some160 firefighters worked to keep it under control.

Evacuations that were ordered for at least 11 homes in the area surrounding Briggs Road were lifted at 6 p.m.

Road closures at Scott and Lindenberger roads, Scott and Menifee roads and Briggs and Leon roads were also lifted. No injuries were reported, but the blaze damaged two homes and two outbuildings. The fire is now fully contained.

More flames broke out in Calabasas Monday afternoon, consuming 4 acres in the 26,000 block in Alezia Canyon. No evacuations were issued in relation to this blaze.

Another fire in Wildcat Canyon near Ramona in San Diego County burned 75 acres before it was contained Monday night.