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Crews Fighting 1,200-Acre Brush Fire Near Hemet, Evacuation Order Issued

WINCHESTER (CBSLA) — Crews are fighting brush fire in the Winchester area in southwest Riverside County that had reached 1,261 acres Thursday evening.

The blaze dubbed the "Patterson Fire" was reported around 2:19 p.m. Thursday near the 34000 block of Rawson Road near Hemet, the Riverside County Fire Dept. reported. It was upgraded to 1,261 acres from an earlier estimate of 800 acres, and was 40 percent.

Evacuation orders were issued for Hidden Falls Road and Vista Road, which encompassed approximately six homes.


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