Recent Anza and Aguanga fires upset residents

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The Sage Fire rages close to Cottonwood School in Aguanga Tuesday, Aug. 27. Riverside Sheriff’s Department photo
Several fires have scorched the Anza Valley and surrounding environs during August. According to authorities, all fire causes are under investigation. Arson has not been ruled out, but it is unlikely to be a factor. Two fires this month created havoc for residents and also earned named incident status with the Riverside County Fire Department and Cal Fire. The Yucca Fire was reported Thursday, Aug. 22, as a vegetation fire. The blaze devoured just over 34 acres. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters, with assistance from Murrieta Fire and Rescue and Pechanga Fire Department, responded to reports of a fire near the intersection of Highway 371 and Yucca Road, in Aguanga. The first arriving engine reported multiple
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