LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Highland Fire is prompting California wildfire concerns tonight. The Highland Fire in Southern California’s Riverside County is spreading in Beaumont. But no evacuations have been ordered.
The latest California wildfires are burning tonight in Riverside County. The fire erupted today June 16, 2012, officials tell news. The wildland fire was reported to news shortly after 1:20 PM PST today. The location was later determined as Potrero Road in the city of Beaumont.
Officials tell news that currently seventeen engines, four helicopters, and five air tankers are on scene. Twelve fire crews are being aided by three water tenders and six bulldozers.
As of 4 PM PST today, the fire has grown to six hundred acres. In a statement earlier today, officials indicated that no “structures threatened, no injuries reported.”
In a news briefing at 2 pm, officials said “AL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters are on scene of a wildland fire in Beaumont. The fire is currently approximately 30 acres and is being pushed by 15-20 mph winds in a westerly direction.” They added “No structure threat. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.”
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