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Blaze scorches nearly 50 acres in Aguanga

 

Last updated 6/14/2018 at 8:21pm



A wildfire that broke out today near the Cahuilla Indian Reservation in south Riverside County scorched nearly 50 acres in 90 minutes but was not posing an immediate threat to homes or other structures.

The non-injury "Bridle Fire'' was reported just after 5 p.m. in the area of Bridle Trail Road and Crazy Horse Canyon Drive, north of state Route 371, in the unincorporated community of Aguanga, according to the Riverside

County Fire Department.

An agency spokeswoman said 26 engine crews and two hand crews, numbering more than 150 personnel, were sent to the location and encountered flames moving at a moderate rate of spread to the east.

Four air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter were requested to make drops on the wildfire until sundown.

As of 6:30 p.m., the fire had consumed an estimated 45 acres, and there was no level of containment, according to reports from the scene.

Along with county fire crews, Hemet Fire Department, San Diego County Fire Department and Murrieta Fire Protection District personnel deployed to the fire.

There was no word on what sparked the blaze.

 

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