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New brush fire threatening homes in Riverside County

New brush fire threatening homes in Riverside County
Map shows approximate location of where the Silver Fire is burning, south of Banning at Poppet Flats Road near Highway 243. (Google Maps)

A new, fast-moving brush fire broke out Wednesday south of Banning, prompting the closure of State Highway 243.

The Silver Fire has burned 500 acres so far. Authorities said it was threatening several homes.

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According to CalFire, the blaze was burning at Poppet Flats Road near Hwy. 243.

Here are photos from social media:

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