Fast-moving brush fire south of Beaumont halted at 1,500 acres

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BEAUMONT (CNS) - An evacuation warning for the Moreno Knolls area was lifted Sunday as firefighters halted the forward progress of a 1,933-acre wildfire burning south of Beaumont that was 10% contained. The blaze, dubbed the "Sanderson Fire" was reported at around 1 a.m. near the intersection of La Borde Canyon Road and Jack Rabbit Trail, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire exploded in size partly because it was burning in a hard-to- reach spot and windy conditions, growing from 300 to 900 acres by 10 a.m. Sunday and expanding further still before its spread was stopped at 1,500 acres by 11:30 a.m., fire officials said. An evacuation warning was issued for homes north of Gilman Springs Road and south of Timothy Lane, but was lifted by 12:45 p.m., according
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