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Brush Fire Consumes Over 200 Acres in Riverside County

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A brush fire in the Jurupa Valley area of Riverside County has consumed over 200 acres so far, and is at 30% containment as of Friday morning.

The blaze broke out Thursday afternoon at about 4:45 p.m. at the south end of Rancho Jurupa Park. "The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though downed power lines were reported in the area," according to the Press-Enterprise.

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Area residents were under mandatory evacuation orders Thursday night, though ultimately those orders were lessened to be just voluntary. Firefighters worked aggressively overnight to control the flames. This morning approximately "200 officials were on scene, includineg one water-dropping helicopter and two bulldozers," according to L.A. Now.

Dry conditions and winds of up to 35 miles per hour will challenge firefighters today as the continue to work to put out the blaze.