Silver Fire burns in Riverside County prompting evacuations

Firefighters responded to a brush fire burning south of Banning near Highway 243 on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

August 7, 2013 4:37:49 PM PDT
Firefighters are battling the Silver Fire burning South of Banning near Highway 243 in Riverside County.

According to the Riverside County Fire Department, the fire has already burned some 6,000 acres, and has destroyed three structures.Fresno has sent strike teams of engines, dozers and hand crews to combat the fire in Riverside County. Two firefighters and one civilian have been injured in the fire.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for the communities of Poppet Flats, Twin Pines and Silent Valley. There is no estimate on containment. Highway 243 was closed between Banning and Azalea Trail in Poppet Flats.

You can also find more information about the Silver Fire at KABC-TV

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