Car fire triggers wildfire alongside 60 freeway east of MoVal

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MORENO VALLEY (CNS) - A car blaze Thursday triggered a brush fire alongside the Moreno Valley (60) Freeway between Beaumont and Moreno Valley that charred roughly 100 acres before slowing down. The non-injury blaze was reported about 12:50 p.m. on the shoulder of the eastbound 60, near Jack Rabbit Trail, in a barren hill-studded area known as the Badlands, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Several dozen engine crews and three hand crews -- numbering about 130 personnel -- from the county and surrounding jurisdictions were sent to the brusher, which spread to the south at a brisk pace until Cal Fire air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter made a series of runs that choked off places for the blaze to burn. No structures were immediately threatened. The California Hig
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