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Mias Brush Fire - UPDATE


Last updated 8/18/2017 at 1:44pm

The Mias brush fire in the Riverside County, north of Banning, burned 545 acres and has been 95 percent contained, as of Friday Aug. 18 at 8:22 a.m.

The brush fire began early Tuesday Aug. 15 and was five percent contained that day. It was sparked by a weakened tree branch from an active beehive that fell into the power lines Monday Aug. 14, according to the Cal Fire/ Riverside County Fire Department news release.

By the morning of Wednesday Aug. 16, firefighters were able to contain 50 percent of the fire.

Firefighters, air tankers and water-dropping helicopters are still working at the scene to get the fire completely extinguished.

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