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Wildfire near UC Riverside contained

August 26, 2011 | 10:34 pm

Riverside firefighters Friday afternoon quickly contained a 30-acre wildfire near UC Riverside, authorities said.

The blaze, which burned near the base of Box Springs Mountain and was fueled in part by the 100-degree heat, did not destroy any buildings and no injuries were reported, said Battalion Chief LaWayne Hearn of the Riverside Fire Department.

Crews and helicopters from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection assisted in battling the fire, which broke out about 2 p.m. and was contained in about four hours.


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