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Dexter Fire: Embers From Riverside River-Bottom Fire Threaten Nearby Structures, Prompt Evacuations

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Embers from a river-bottom fire in Riverside threatened nearby structures and prompted evacuation orders Wednesday.

Riverside Fire Department was working the river-bottom fire in the area of Indian Hill Road and Ladera Lane in downtown Riverside.

The 30-acre fire was zero percent contained as of 3 p.m.

Evacuations were ordered for:

  • Indian Hill Road
  • Ladera Lane
  • Beacon Way

An evacuation center was opened at the Dales Community Center, 3936 Chestnut St.

Embers were reported to be landing near an adjacent neighborhood.

There was no initial report of what caused the fire.

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