Brush fire in Winchester now 80 percent contained

Update 6:18 p.m.: 1 home burned, acreage upped to 7

The Riverside County Fire Dept. reports that the brush fire burning in Winchester damaged one home and burned a total of 7 acres. 

According to the department's website, the fire is 80 percent contained.

Update 3:45 p.m.: Fire 75 percent contained

Fire spokesperson Jody Hagemann tells City News Service a brush fire burning in Winchester is now 75 percent contained.  

No evacuations were ordered. No one has been injured. Five structures were burned, including at least one shed, causing around $10,000 in damage. 

In all, 70 firefighters worked to control the blaze. 

2:52 p.m.: A five-acre brush fire burned five structures in Winchester Tuesday afternoon. None of the structures were homes, and there were no reports of any injuries.

   The fire was reported at 1:15 p.m. in the 28300 block of Patterson Avenue, and 70 firefighters were sent to the scene, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said. The fire was 50 percent contained by 2:30 p.m., she said.

   No injuries or evacuations were reported, and the cause was under investigation.

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