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Firefighters battle 25-acre brush fire in Riverside County

June 22, 2011 |  4:04 pm

6a00d8341c630a53ef014e89510 Firefighters in Riverside County on Wednesday afternoon were battling a 25-acre brush fire that was burning in medium-to-heavy vegetation near Anza.

At least three people in the area were treated by paramedics for minor injuries as fire crews worked in 93-degree heat, the Riverside County Fire Department said. 

Flames were being fanned by 15-mph winds, and relative humidity was 26%.

Two helicopters and four air-tankers were assisting about 75 firefighters on the ground, officials said. The cause of the blaze, which broke out about 1 p.m. near Terwilliger Road, was under investigation.

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Map shows the approximate location of the brush fire.

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