Pair of wildfires race through Anza fields, threaten home

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Flames erupt as the Tripp Fire blazes through the dry brush, Thursday, July 9. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
A pair of wildfires in Anza were quickly contained by firefighters Thursday, July 9. The first brusher, known as the Tripp Fire, erupted north of Highway 371 in the area of Cary and Tripp Flats roads in Anza and was reported at 12:50 p.m., charring roughly 30 acres and threatening at least one home before crews got the upper hand with the help of Cal Fire aircraft that were called to the scene. More than 30 engine crews and six hand crews, numbering over 100 personnel, encountered flames moving east at a moderate rate in high grass within 2 miles of Cahuilla Casino, Riverside County Fire Department said. An air tanker spews Phos-Chek fire retardant into the inferno just behind the hill during the Tripp Fire. Anza Vall
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