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Falls Fire in Riverside County prompts evacuations

Monday, August 05, 2013

A large wildfire is burning in Riverside County and has prompted evacuations.

A large wildfire is burning in Riverside County and has prompted evacuations.

Officials say the Falls Fire has burned about 1,200 acres so far, and several campgrounds in the area have been closed off because of the fire. An evacuation center is open at a nearby high school.

So far, 55 fire engines, five helicopters and dozens of crews are on the frontlines working on putting the flames out. The cause is under investigation.

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