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Firefighters Gain Ground On Lake Elsinore Fire

A fire blackened about 30 acres of brush near Lake Elsinore today, briefly threatening nearby power lines.

The blaze near El Toro and Lindell roads was reported at 7:54 a.m., Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department said.

More than 100 firefighters, two helicopters, four air tankers and one bulldozer were able to slow the forward spread of the flames around 9:30 a.m., Hagemann said.

A spot fire erupted around 11 a.m. outside the containment lines and poised a threat to high tension power lines, but several aircraft were able to douse the flames, she said.

A firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion, according to Hagemann.

KESQ News Team

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