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BREAKING: 2nd Alarm Brush Fire in Apple Valley Riverbed

UPDATE @ 1:40 P.M– The Riverside fire is under control air support as well as ground units have been released from the incident.

UPDATE @ 1:10 P.M– The water dropping helicopter has arrived and will begin performing water drops over the fire. No additional personnel is being requested to respond.

(photo by Demetrius King Freeman)
(photo by Demetrius King Freeman)

APPLE Firefighters have responded to a vegetation fire near Mojave Narrows in the Town of Apple Valley.

Dispatch started to receive numerous reports of fire near the riverbed at approximately 12:40 P.M., on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

Per scanner traffic, the fire is approximately 1-2 acres in size with heavy fuel. Several structures to the east and north are immediately threatened.

Water drop helicopters have been requested to assist in fighting the fire.

Road closures are in place on Symeron and Riverside Drive. The fire is approximately a quarter-mile from the campus of Lewis Center for Educational Research. As of 1:00 P.M., the nearby schools have not been evacuated. Per scanner traffic, the fire is contained to a backyard and not currently threatening the schools.

At this time the cause of the fire is unknown.

Please check back as more information will be updated as it becomes available.

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