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Blaze scorches field north of Lake Skinner


Last updated 8/2/2019 at 12:27am

A brush fire just north of Lake Skinner in Winchester blackened about 2 acres Thursday, July 25, before it was stopped by Cal Fire air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter.

The non-injury blaze was reported at 11:25 a.m. in the area of Fields Drive and Rebecca Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Two air tankers and a helicopter from the Cal Fire base at Hemet-Ryan Airport 5 miles to the north were the first to reach the scene and immediately initiated retardant and water drops. Within 20 minutes, the brusher’s forward rate of progress had been stopped, and no h...

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