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160-Acre Wildfire In Corona Nearly Surrounded

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(credit: CBS)

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CORONA (AP) — A wildfire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Riverside County is holding at 160 acres and officials say it is nearly surrounded.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Jake Rodriguez says the fire is 95 percent contained, with full containment expected Sunday evening.

The blaze began Thursday afternoon in an orange grove in Temescal Canyon, a hilly area south of Corona.


No homes were threatened. Three firefighters have been treated for minor injuries.

Nearly 400 firefighters, aided by aircraft, helped tackle the blaze some 50 miles east of Los Angeles.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

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