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Wildfire erupts on west end of Hemet


Last updated 6/5/2019 at 7:07pm

HEMET - A brush fire that broke out on Wednesday, June 5 on the west end of Hemet blackened about 20 acres before being contained. The non-injury blaze was reported just after 4 p.m. in the area of Esplanade Avenue and Warren Road, according to the Hemet Fire Department.

Engine crews from Hemet and Riverside County converged on the location and worked for nearly two hours to encircle the fire, using Cal Fire air tankers based at Hemet-Ryan Airport, less than two miles to the south to make drops on the flames, which remained largely in open space, away from homes.

The blaze was fully contained about 5:50 p.m., according to reports from the scene.

Crews were expected to finish mopping up soon after dark.

Warren Road was shut down at Esplanade Avenue for public safety. It was re-opened shortly after 6 p.m.

There was no word on how the blaze started.


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