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Evacuations ordered as winds spread Southern California fire

Evacuations have been ordered as crews try to contain a smoky wildfire burning near homes along a dry Southern California riverbed.

Posted: Feb 6, 2020 2:23 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2020 2:29 PM

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Evacuations have been ordered as crews try to contain a smoky wildfire burning near homes along a dry Southern California riverbed.

Flames broke out in the late morning and quickly churned through more than 30 acres of dry brush in Riverside. Residents of about 20 homes along two blocks were ordered to leave as winds spread flames.

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Fire officials ordered water-dropping aircraft to assist firefighters in protecting homes on the ground.

The area about 55 miles east of downtown Los Angeles has received only a minuscule amount of rain so far this year.

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We'll be sunny with slightly above average temperatures again on Wednesday afternoon. The threat of thunderstorms will keep our fire danger high today, with more widespread thunderstorms Thursday. Dangerous heat returns this weekend and will persist through at least the start of next week.
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