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Crews work overnight to contain wildfire near Lake Perris

Crews work overnight to contain wildfire near Lake Perris

After examining a wildfire burning near Lake Perris from the air, authorities say it is not quite as large as they originally thought. The fire was reported after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near Merwin Street and Campbell Avenue in Moreno Valley, with initial reports putting it at 30 acres and growing, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Soon the Merwin fire was reported to be 175 acres as flames raced overnight past the tops of ridges and up steep, rocky hillsides, said Jody Hagemann, a spokeswoman for CalFire. “It burned very quick and very clean last night with drought conditions,” she said. “With the high heat and temperatures and no...

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