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Crews battle 2 Riverside County brush fires

June 27, 2011 |  4:17 pm

About 60 firefighters were knocking down a 52-acre brush fire in Moreno Valley on Monday afternoon as some crews at the scene were being redeployed to another blaze that broke out near Lake Perris.

Riverside County brush fire Crews contained the fire near Moreno Valley shortly before 4 p.m., the Riverside County Fire Department said.

Fire crews were responding to the new blaze on the north side of Lake Perris that was reported shortly before 4 p.m., the department said.

That fire had burned about three acres in light, flashy fuels and was moving fast.

The cause of the Moreno Valley fire was under investigation. No structures were damaged in that blaze, officials said, and no injuries were reported.


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Photo: Firefighters at the Moreno Valley blaze. Credit: Riverside County Fire Department