Wildfire north of Corona airport grows to 500 acres, 0% contained

CORONA (CNS) - A fire that erupted on the north side of Corona Municipal Airport had burned 500 acres and was 0% contained Thursday, Dec. 3. The non-injury blaze was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday within the Prado Reservoir bordering Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to the Corona Fire Department and Riverside County Fire Department, which were in unified command. Nearly 200 personnel from both departments were sent to the location and encountered flames in thick vegetation, burning at a moderate rate away from the airport. Five Cal Fire air tankers and two water-dropping helicopters made runs on the fire until nightfall, slowing its progress. Several structures were threatened, but crews prevented the flames from causing damage, according to reports from the sce
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