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Firefighters battle brush fire that has scorched 160 acres near Corona

June 2, 2011 | 10:41 pm

Corona brush fire Firefighters in Riverside County on Thursday night were battling a 160-acre brush fire that was about 50% contained, officials said.

The blaze was in a canyon near the Trilogy Golf Course south of Corona after breaking out shortly before 12:30 p.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Earlier in the day, about 280 firefighters were battling the blaze on the ground.

Ground crews were assisted by three water-dropping helicopters and four aerial tankers, officials said.

No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported. The cause was under investigation.


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Photo: Fire crews hike toward blaze. Credit: Riverside County Fire Department