California wildfire rages and scorches 6,000 acres in Riverside County

A wildfire has burnt 6,000 acres in Riverside County, Calfornia as hundreds of people are forced to leave their homes. The blaze broke out shortly after 2pm on Wednesday near a back-country road south of Banning, about 90 miles outside Los Angeles in Riverside County. Within hours it had scorched more than 6,000 acres. Two firefighters have been injured and one civilian.

Poppet Flats, Twin Pines and Silent Valley are under mandatory evacuation orders and Highway 243 has been closed. Report by Ashley Fudge.

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