JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have contained a Riverside County fire that destroyed a home and damaged four others.
The eight-acre blaze erupted shortly before noon in a field in Jurupa (Huh-ROO’-puh) Valley and was pushed by winds gusting at times to 30 mph.
About 25 homes were evacuated before the fire was surrounded about 4 ½ hours later.
One firefighter and a civilian were treated for minor injuries.
Veronica Orozco tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1CRkjAJ ) that 10 people lived in the destroyed home, and they lost all their belongings.
Four other homes had damage to yards or outbuildings.
Firefighters also fought a three-acre blaze in the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier but no homes were threatened and the fire was contained without injuries.
It’s not known what sparked either fire.
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