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By Alex Groves
Associate Editor 

Thousands turn out for Murrieta's Birthday Bash


Last updated 7/5/2018 at 11:15am

Shane Gibson

People get doused with water by a fire hose from a Murrieta Fire Dept. ladder engine during the 27th Annual Murrieta Birthday Bash, June 30. The soaking is a tradition each year at the event.

Children splashed and frolicked under the spray of a fire hose Saturday, June 30, at California Oaks Sports Park in Murrieta as parents and firefighters watched on with smiles etched across their faces.

The hose down was one of several happenings at the park for Murrieta's Birthday Bash, an annual event that celebrates the anniversary of the city's incorporation. Murrieta is celebrating 27 years of cityhood this year.

Families arrived at the park early in the afternoon to set up chairs, blankets and tents as their youngsters went off to enjoy attractions that included water slides and boun...

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