November 28, 2021

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Chaparral Hearth at 95% Containment As Officers Inquire Public to Steer Clear of Region

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Spots charred by the Chaparral Hearth on the San Diego-Riverside County line. Graphic from Cal Fireplace video

The 1,427-acre Chaparral Fire, which has been burning for about a 7 days and prompted evacuations early on, was 95% contained Sunday, officials said.

They assume comprehensive containment by Wednesday.

The hearth erupted Aug. 28 in the Chilly Springs region at the edge of the Cleveland National Forest in southwest Riverside County. It grew to reach into San Diego County.

Two buildings burned the first working day and a firefighter suffered minimal injuries, according to the Riverside County Fire Section.

Authorities requested mandatory evacuations for sections of La Cresta, an unincorporated neighborhood at the foot of the Santa Ana mountains. People have since been permitted to return.

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