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Skyline Fire Prompts Evacuations In Corona

The Skyline Fire was sparked shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018. (Courtesy of CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department)
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A brush fire prompted evacuations Thursday in Corona.

The Skyline Fire was reported just after 3 p.m. near Skyline Drive and Burrero Way and had burned through 75 acres in about two hours, according to the official incident page of the Riverside County Fire Department.

Mandatory evacuation orders were declared for Mabey Canyon Road and the community of Orchard Glen, including the following streets: Brannan Circle, Folson Circle, Trudy Way, Rawley Street, Elker Road, Corbett Street, Burrero Way, Burnett Circle, Gareth Circle and Fanning Circle.

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A Red Cross shelter was being set up at Corona High School.

Firefighters from Cal Fire, Riverside County Fire, Cleveland National Forest and the Corona Fire Department were being assisted from above by air tankers and helicopters.