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Updated: Jurupa Valley fire destroys home, damages 4 others

The eight-acre blaze was contained Thursday evening, but not before destroying one home.
The eight-acre blaze was contained Thursday evening, but not before destroying one home.
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7:37 p.m.: Jurupa Valley fire contained

Firefighters have contained a Riverside County fire that destroyed a home and damaged four others.

The eight-acre blaze erupted shortly before noon in a field in Jurupa Valley and was pushed by winds gusting at times to 30 mph.

About 25 homes were evacuated before the fire was surrounded about 4 ½ hours later.

One firefighter and a civilian were treated for minor injuries.

Veronica Orozco tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that 10 people lived in the destroyed home, and they lost all their belongings.

Four other homes had damage to yards or outbuildings.

Firefighters also fought a three-acre blaze in the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier but no homes were threatened and the fire was contained without injuries.

It's not known what sparked either fire.

1:35 p.m.: Jurupa Valley fire prompts evacuations of 25 homes

Firefighters in Riverside County are battling a blaze that burned a home and prompted evacuations of 25 others.

The blaze began shortly before noon Thursday in a field in Jurupa Valley — and spread to eight acres.

TV news reports show one home with severe fire damage. Two others appear to have minor damage.

One firefighter and a civilian are being treated for minor injuries.

Winds are light and TV reports show the blaze apparently has been reduced to smoldering embers.

However, authorities say power lines are down in the area and 25 homes on Hudson Street have been evacuated.

Firefighters also fought a three-acre blaze in the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier but no homes are threatened and the fire is about 75 percent contained.

This story has been updated