Chaparral Fire: Crews inch closer to containing brush fire in Riverside County
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. - The Chaparral Fire burning in Riverside and San Diego counties reached 1,427 acres as of Friday and was 85% contained.
According to Cal Fire Riverside County, the Chaparral Fire, which first sparked Saturday around 2 p.m., continues to burn off of Tenaja Road and Cleveland Forest Road.
All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted.
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Aerial video posted on September 1 by Cal Fire, shows a "jaw-dropping view" over the Chaparral Fire as it consumes a hillside.
Crews have constructed firelines and installed hoses around the entire fire. They're locating and mopping up all hotspots up to 200 feet into the burned area from the fireline.
One firefighter suffered minor injuries and at least two structures were destroyed, Cal Fire reported.
The Cleveland National Forest was temporarily closed as part of a larger emergency forest closure issued by USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region.
Smoke from the fire could be seen from parts of Riverside, San Diego and Orange Counties.
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