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Fire forces closure of highway Near San Jacinto


Last updated 10/23/2017 at Noon

SAN JACINTO – A wind-driven brush fire that erupted Monday, Oct. 23, just north of San Jacinto charred 50 acres within a couple of hours and prompted the closure of a highway before it was partially contained.

The non-injury “Gilman Fire” was reported about 10:30 a.m. along state Route 79, just north of Gilman Springs Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

An agency spokeswoman said 16 engine crews and eight hand crews, numbering just over 200 firefighters, deployed to the brusher, which was 50 percent contained by 1:20 p.m. and not threatening homes or other struc...

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