August 10, 2020
Inland Empire fire fights winding down
INLAND EMPIRE--Some firefighters are getting a break while others battle heat and smoke.

The latest fire is being fought in the Crafton Hills above Yucaipa. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of starting the 347 acre fire late Wednesday and several other earlier ones.

A 10-acre fire broke out Wednesday at the south end of Chino, but was contained in less than two-hours.

Tuesday’s fires in Riverside, Norco and Redlands are being mopped up. Sheldon Zell at the Norco Fire Department says no homes were damaged and there was only a minor injury to a firefighter.

“When you can get those type of results, it’s a very good outcome on the way the fire was handled.”

The 260-acre fire erupted in Riverside and swept over the La Sierra Hills into Norco where it was stopped.

In Riverside, stubborn hot spots have stymied efforts to put out a 75-acre fire in the Santa Ana Riverbottom.

In Redlands, the final toll from a 21-acre fire included damage to two homes, a garage and an outbuilding. (INT)

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