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Wildfire Breaks Out Near Pinyon Pines In Riverside Co.

PINYON PINES (CBSLA) – Yet another wildfire has erupted in Riverside County's San Jacinto Mountains, this one near the community of Pinyon Pines.

Wildfire Breaks Out Near Pinyon Pines In Riverside County
The Ribbon Fire burns near Pinyon Pines in rural Riverside County. July 26, 2018. (CAL Fire)

The Ribbon Fire broke out near Highway 74 and Ribbonwood Drive sometime before 11:45 a.m. Thursday, according to CAL Fire.

As of 8:30 p.m., the blaze had spread to 200 acres and was 5 percent contained.

No evacuations had yet been issued.

There was no word on a cause to the fire.

This comes after the 7,500-acre Cranston Fire broke out Wednesday near the community of Idyllwild, also in the San Jacinto Mountains. The Cranston Fire broke out off Highway 74, between Hemet and Mountain Center, which is located about 30 miles northwest of Pinyon Pines.

More than 3,000 people have been evacuated. A 32-year-old man has been arrested on felony arson charges in connection with the blaze, which has destroyed at least five homes.


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