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Firefighters battle brush fire in Riverside County

February 28, 2013 |  5:42 pm

Firefighters in Riverside County were battling a brush fire Thursday afternoon that had scorched about 10 acres of heavy brush, officials said.

About 80 firefighters, aided by a water-dropping helicopter, were fighting the blaze that was burning near Rio Road and Calle Hermosa on the south end of Rancho Jurupa Park, fire officials said.

Power lines were down in the area, the Riverside County Fire Department said. The blaze was reported about 4:30 p.m.

The flames did not appear to be threatening structures, the agency said. No other details were immediately available.

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