Riverside brush fire nearing containment

Nov 1, 2015 12:21 PM by News Staff

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are gaining the upper hand on a Southern California brushfire that threatened homes near a park.

The fire erupted in the Santa Ana River bed Saturday afternoon and spread to Fairmount Park in Riverside.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says some trees went up in flames and park users were evacuated, including a wedding party.

At its peak, the fire threatened some homes next to the park but there were no evacuations and the threat lifted Saturday night.

Fire officials say the 25-acre blaze is 80 percent contained.

There's no word on what sparked the fire, which was the second in the river bed in two days.

Neither caused any damage or injuries.

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