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Vegetation fire breaks out near homes in Riverside County

Firefighters are battling a vegetation fire that broke out Friday evening near homes and other buildings in Jurupa Valley, Riverside County fire officials said.

The incident was reported around 5:50 p.m. near Limonite Avenue and El Palomino Drive. The area is adjacent to the Indian Hills Golf Club.

As of 7:50 p.m. the fire had burned 2 to 3 acres in a river bottom and spread to a nearby Rite Aid, where “firefighters held it to the roof of the structure,” the Riverside County Fire Department said.

Three firefighters stand among charred trees as smoke hangs in the air.
Crews work the scene of the fire in Jurupa Valley on Friday.


Footage from KABC-TV Channel 7 shows dozens of trees charred by flames adjacent to homes and busy shopping centers. Helicopters hover overhead as smoke wafts over the homes and businesses.

About 50 fire engines and more than 230 were battling the blaze, the Fire Department said. Firefighting aircraft that were dispatched earlier in the evening had been released by Friday night.

One firefighter and one civilian suffered minor injuries, and both were transported for medical attention, fire officials said.

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