CA Brush Fire Burns Close to Homes

Firefighters battled a brush fire Friday morning that burned close to homes in Jurupa Valley, California.

The wildland fire burned 150 acres and forced the evacuation of homes, according to a KTLA report (http://bit.ly/YE76FY). Almost 2,000 residents were left without power from the fire, which was first reported around 4:30 p.m Thursday.

About 200 firefighters aided by water-dropping planes battled the flames, which was about 30-percent contained as of this writing. A wind advisory remained in effect for most of the day.

A flying ember from another fire that sprang up on Thursday caused a nearby mobile home to catch fire. Residents armed with fire hoses jumped into action and put out the propane tanks that had caught fire. The mobile home was a complete loss, but there were no injuries.

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