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Large Bush fire in Riverside County, California

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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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There is news coming in that evacuations are underway to help people get out of danger due to up to a 100 acres in Riverside County in Cali being on fire,

30 fire engines are said to be on the scene with about 240 fire fighters also 4 water tenders, 4 air tankers, 1 air attack and 1 helicopter,

More to follow...



TEMECULA, California (BNO NEWS) -- A large wildfire broke out in the hills west of Temecula, California on Thursday afternoon, officials said. Evacuations are underway.

The fire was first reported at 2.34 p.m. local time, west of Temecula in the De Luz area, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department. Pictures from the scene initially showed heavy smoke over the area but at around 7.30 p.m. EDT, most smoke had dissipated. No injuries have been reported.

"First arriving officers reported a large spot burning upslope in [a] steep, dense terrain," Hagemann said. The fire is approximately 75 to 100 acres large and is burning in heavy fuels at a moderate rate. "The fire has a 10-15 mph south east wind, pushing the fire toward Winchester Road," he said. A total of 30 engines and 280 firefighters are on scene.

Rancho California Road has been closed in both directions at Business Center Drive as a result of the fire. City officials said evacuations were underway at Riock and Via Industria, but further details were not immediately available.



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[edit on 2-7-2009 by asala]




posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 07:07 PM
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Oh wonderful just what Cali needs, some more wild fires.


Well I hope nobody dies and they can get this under control, this is going to strain their economy worse than it already is.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 07:15 PM
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A pattern I see repeating in the months to come for us here....

July 4th won't help matters, either. Here's hoping folks won't have the money to waste on those damn fireworks....



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 04:45 AM
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Just to wrap up this story, it seems that the fire had started in an industrial park and had spread due to winds, The lack of news on this hopefully means that there was no injury's or to much damage,

The fire is now under investigation...



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