2 Southern California fires send residents fleeing
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters are trying to gain control of a pair of wildfires in Southern California that sent residents fleeing and destroyed at least four homes.
In Riverside County, a fire that erupted near a park Sunday afternoon threatened as many as 200 homes as it quickly spread to more than 150 acres of brush.
More than 150 firefighters, aided by five water- and retardant-dropping aircraft, worked in 90-degree heat to contain 35 percent of the blaze.
Further south, a fire that started near the Campo Indian Reservation destroyed four homes and threatened 80 more in a rural part of San Diego County. More than 300 firefighters are battling that blaze.
The causes of both fires are under investigation.