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Firefighters in Riverside County battle brush fire

August 4, 2011 |  5:25 pm

The brush fire in Riverside County was burning at a slow rate of speed, officials said. Firefighters in Riverside County were battling a brush fire Thursday afternoon about 20 miles southeast of Temecula.

More than 90 firefighters on the ground were being assisted by two helicopters and two aerial tankers as the flames burned vegetation near Highway 371 and El Pasta Road in Aguanga, the Riverside County Fire Department said.

The blaze had scorched about two acres as flames were moving slowly, the department said.

No injuries were reported, and no structures were immediately threatened.

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