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Firefighter injured, 2 structures burn in 1,500 acre Chaparral Fire


Last updated 8/31/2021 at 9:04am

Shane Gibson

The Chaparral Fire burns vegetation near Tenaja and Cleveland Forest roads, Aug. 28.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries and two structures were destroyed in a brush fire that broke out Saturday, Aug. 29, officials announced.

The Chaparral Fire, which was first reported at 12:38 p.m. near Tenaja and Cleveland Forest roads south of the unincorporated community of La Cresta in Cleveland National Forest, quickly exploded charring 1,500 acres, triggering evacuations and air quality warnings before firefighters brought it partially under control, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department said in its Monday morning update.

Evacuation orders were issued for the area north of T...

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