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Firefighters injured in Riverside brush fire

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two firefighters were injured in a brush fire in Riverside that burned approximately 75 acres Tuesday.The fire burned along the Santa Ana river bottom. It was approximately 40 percent contained by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

About 20 homes were evacuated in Riverside, according to the Riverside Fire Dept.

The fire was reported at about 12:30 p.m. near Grassy Trail Dr.

Power lines in the area were damaged.

Fire crews and water-dropping helicopters successfully kept flames from reaching homes.

Two firefighters were injured battling the blaze, according to the department. They were both hospitalized.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


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