Fire scorches acre-wide space in Nuevo


Last updated 8/12/2018 at 8:33pm

NUEVO - A blaze that erupted this afternoon on the north end of Nuevo burned about two acres before crews knocked it down with the help of air tankers.

The non-injury brush fire was reported about 1:35 p.m. in the area of Contour and Hansen avenues, south of the Ramona Expressway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

A battalion chief at the scene said flames were burning in light brush and initially had the potential to spread to five acres. The blaze was

extinguished with the help of two air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter called in from the "Holy Fire'' burnin...

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