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Crews battle brush fire in Riverside County

May 15, 2012 |  5:18 pm

Firefighters in Riverside County were knocking down a brush fire Tuesday afternoon that burned eight acres of light vegetation, officials said.

Nearly 100 firefighters and a helicopter were able to stop the forward spread of the fire, which was reported shortly before  4 p.m  near Bethlam Avenue and Indian Creek Road in Hemet, the Riverside County Fire Department said.

Crews were mopping up hot spots and are expected to be at the scene for several hours. 

The cause of the blaze was under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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