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Riverside brush fire prompts home evacuations

Posted: 2:45 PM, Dec 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-05 02:08:44Z

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- Evacuations were ordered for some homes near a brush fire that broke out in Riverside Monday afternoon, according to ABC7 .

The fire erupted near the Santa Ana Riverside around 1 p.m. Monday. Several dozen homes in the area evacuated and, according to reports, roughly 10 homes were directly threatened.

By 2 p.m. 10 acres had been charred by the blaze. The evacuation order was lifted by 3:30 when firefighters said they had stopped the forward spread. 

Firefighters said they expected to remain at the scene of the fire into the evening hours.