200-Acre Wildfire Partially Contained

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 1, 2013)--A wildfire that damaged a house in Riverside County and left nearly 2,000 Southern California residents without power was 30 percent contained Friday, and a voluntary evacuation was lifted.

Firefighters Friday were battling the 200-acre blaze that erupted Wednesday in the area of a riverbed in Jurupa Valley.

TV reports show flames still burning tinder-dry palm trees, sending up showers of sparks.

Morning winds were light, but gusts as high as 35 miles per hour were possible through the afternoon.

At its peak, the fire burned near homes and burned power lines.

Service has since been restored.


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