San Jacinito Hillsides Blaze 80% Contained

SAN JACINTO (CNS) - A brush fire that erupted just north of San Jacinto swept over hillsides, scorching 348 acres, threatening homes and agricultural operations and prompting evacuations, was 80% contained today.The Riverside County Fire Department issued an update at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday, saying that resources would remain at the incident overnight continuing to mop up and patrol the fire.The non-injury blaze was reported just after 2 p.m. Monday in the Ramona Expressway and North Warren Road area.Multiple engine and hand crews were sent to the location and encountered flames burning along barren hillsides, propelled by southwesterly winds.Several Cal Fire air tankers and water-dropping helicopters from the nearby Hemet-Ryan Airport made runs on the fire through the afternoo
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