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160-acre Cleveland National Forest wildfire nearly contained

June 5, 2011 |  1:36 pm

Firefighters were expected by Sunday evening to have fully contained a 160-acre wildfire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Riverside County.

By midday, the fire was 95% contained, according to U.S. Forest Service spokesman Jake Rodriguez.

The fire began Thursday afternoon in an orange grove near the Trilogy Golf Course, south of Corona. No structures have been threatened, and no evacuations were ordered.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries. About 270 firefighters from the Forest Service, Cal Fire, the Riverside County Fire Department and other agencies have been battling the blaze in a hilly area of the Temescal Valley.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation, Rodriguez said.


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