'Manzanita' wildfire scorches 5,000 acres south of Beaumont; 10 percent contained

- Firefighters working in high temperatures battled a wildfire in the Beaumont area of Riverside County about 80 miles east of Los Angeles.

The fire started just after 3 p.m. Monday and quickly grew to over 5,000 acres with 10 percent containment, according to Cal Fire Riverside.

The flames and smoke caused nearby State Route 79 to be closed in the area.

The fire was caused by a single car collision, according to Cal Fire Riverside. Two people were transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries.

An evacuation warning was issued as of 6:30 p.m. for Highland Home Road east to Highway 243, which includes the communities of Poppet Flats and Silent Valley, according to Cal Fire Riverside.

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