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Jurupa Valley Fire Prompts Evacuations Of 25 Homes

JURUPA VALLEY ( — A vegetation fire Thursday in Jurupa Valley damaged at least two structures before crews gained the upper hand on the blaze.

The fire broke out shortly before noon near the intersection of 60th Street and Van Buren Boulevard, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

It had grown to as large as 8 acres as over two dozen engine crews and a truck company from the county, as well as crews from the cities of Corona and Riverside, worked to contain the fire with the help of water-dropping helicopters.

The blaze was declared 50 percent shortly after 1:30 p.m. Riverside and Corona firefighters were released and returned home by 1:30 p.m.

Deputies evacuated residents from 25 homes on Hudson Street between Limonite Avenue and Main Street, according to fire officials.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries, and a resident of a home at 60th and Collins Street suffered smoke inhalation, according to reports from the scene. Both were treated by paramedics.

It was not immediately clear how the fire started.

Meanwhile, firefighters also fought a three-acre blaze in Whittier, but no homes were threatened, and the fire was contained without injuries.

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