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Crews battle wildfire in Hemet area

Saturday, September 01, 2012
Eyewitness News viewer Garth Humbert sent in this photo of a brush fire in the area of De Portola Road and Palm Street just south of Hemet on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.

Eyewitness News viewer Garth Humbert sent in this photo of a brush fire in the area of De Portola Road and Palm Street just south of Hemet on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (KABC Photo / ABC7 viewer Garth Humbert)

Crews battled a wildfire burning near Sage on Saturday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 4:56 p.m. in the area of De Portola Road and Palm Street just south of Hemet. Twelve engines, five fire crews, four air tankers and a helicopter responded to the scene.

The fire was fully contained as of 7:30 p.m. and reached 50 acres. Firefighters will remain at the scene overnight. Full control of the fire is expected by 2 p.m. Sunday.

No injuries or threats to structures were reported.

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