Wildfire burns 78 acres near Hemet in Riverside County

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Firefighters are making progress against a wildfire that's burned 78 acres of brush in the inland region east of Los Angeles.

The Riverside County Fire Department says the fire broke out in small community of Aguanga shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday. It's currently 50 percent contained and authorities hope to surround it by midnight.

No homes are threatened and there are no evacuations.

More than 200 firefighters are fighting the blaze in the community, which lies about 2,000 feet above sea level not far from Hemet and north of the Cleveland National Forest.

No injuries are reported and there's no word on what sparked the fire.

Follow the fire using KPCC's FireTracker tool: 

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