Wildfire prompts evacuations north of Moreno Valley

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A wind-driven fire just north of Moreno Valley blackened about 50 acres on Thursday. (Ryan Ponitz photos)
MORENO VALLEY (CNS) - A wind-driven fire just north of Moreno Valley that blackened about 350 acres was 10 percent contained this morning and all evacuation orders were lifted. The blaze was reported at 12:55 p.m. Thursday on Reche Canyon Road, near Reche Vista Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Fire officials said the blaze started with a trailer fire and jumped into surrounding vegetation, propelled by intense northeast winds. The flame front pushed west into rugged terrain, leading to mandatory evacuations on Reche Vista north of Country Road, as well as on Covey Road at Perris Boulevard, and Reche Canyon east of Reche Vista and west of Locust Avenue. Evacuation orders were lifted at 9 p.m. and R
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