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Brush fire burns 75 acres, home in Hemet

May 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A brush fire in Hemet scorched 75 acres and burned one home Wednesday.Firefighters had the fire fully contained by 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Riverside County Fire Dept.

The fire began in an area near an orange grove close to Bautista Canyon.

Two helicopters and four air-tankers were part of the firefighting effort Wednesday afternoon.

Winds were blowing at 3 to 4 mph in the afternoon. The air temperature was fluctuating in the low 70s and humidity was at 34 percent in the area.

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