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Wildfire prompts evacuations of 200 homes in California

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Last updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 AT 4:54 PM
 

Acres burned:  500 
Containment: 5%
Location: Winesap Avenue X International Park Road
Start date: 8/30/2016, 12:25 PM
Cause: Under investigation
Evacuations: Yes 
Road closures: Unknown 
Twitter Hashtags: #BogartFire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a wildfire tearing through brush east of Los Angeles has destroyed an outbuilding and forced 700 people from their homes.

The Riverside County Fire Department says the fast-moving fire has prompted the evacuation of at least 200 homes as it races through drought-dry hills near Banning.

One firefighter was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The blaze, known as the Bogart fire, erupted shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the unincorporated Cherry Valley area and has thrown up a line of 25-foot-high flames. Winds gusting to about 20 mph and tinder-dry fuel are helping propel the blaze, which is just 5 percent contained.

A mobile home park and scattered homes on large properties have been evacuated.

More than 300 firefighters and more than a dozen aircraft are battling the flames.

FIRE RESOURCE LINKS

.  Riverside County Fire Department Incident Fact Sheet 

. Cal Fire Incidents Page 

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