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Fire breaks out south of Ramona Expressway in Nuevo

By in Press Enterprise on June 16, 2017

By Gail Wesson

Firefighters are on the scene of a wildfire near Hansen Avenue and Nuevo Road in Nuevo that has charred about 22 acres so far, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release.

The fire, south of the Ramona Expressway, was reported at 3:51 p.m. No evacuations were needed. By about 6 p.m., the forward spread of the fire had been stopped.

Firefighters from Murrieta Fire Protection District, and Pechanga and Hemet fire departments are assisting. In the air, two air tankers and one helicopter have been assigned to help contain the fire.

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