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Firefighters Contain Beaumont Wildfires

Cal Fire and Riverside County firefighters contained all three wildfire burning in the Cherry Valley and Beaumont area.

The main fire had burned 93 acres by 4:30 p.m., according to Riverside County Fire Department’s Cheri Patterson. It was located near the intersection of West Oak Valley Parkway and Palmer Avenue in Beaumont. Firefighters had it 50 percent contained.

The two other wildfires, one of which has grown to 25 acres, were located to the east along railroad tracks, and were 100 percent contained earlier in the day.

No homes were threatened according to fire crews.

Eighty-two firefighters, two air tankers and three helicopters are helping to tackle the flames. They battled the fire in 101-degree temperatures and very dry conditions.

Firefighters will be on the scene overnight controlling the fires, Patterson said.

The California Highway Patrol shut down access to several streets near the fires.

KESQ News Team

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