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Suspect sought in Lake Elsinore fire

August 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Investigators are asking for the public's help finding the person who sparked a brush fire near Lake Elsinore on Tuesday morning.Officials said the flames were ignited by someone who was using a power tool to strip parts off an abandoned vehicle.

The blaze charred about 30 acres before it was contained.

Two helicopters, two air tankers and nearly 200 firefighters from the Riverside County Fire Department were summoned to fight the fire. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the fire department's hotline at (800) 633-2836.


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