- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

THERMAL, Calif. (AP) - A brushfire that forced the temporary evacuation of 20 mobile homes in Riverside County is being held at 80 acres.

Officials say the blaze in the desert town of Thermal is 40 percent contained early Tuesday.

The fire began Monday about 130 miles southeast of Los Angeles and burned heavy brush along with tamarisk and palm trees.

County fire Capt. Lucas Spelman says at times, the flames were 15 feet high.

A mobile home park nearby was evacuated, but residents were allowed to return several hours later.

Two firefighters were treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

There’s no word on what caused the fire.

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