Silver Fire reaches 6,000 acres - Tucson News Now

CA Silver Fire reaches 6,000 acres

BANNING, CA (Tucson News Now) - A fast-moving wildfire south of Banning in Riverside County, Calif. has burned an estimated 6,000 acres so far and is zero percent contained.

Officials say at least 12 structures have been destroyed. Most of them are homes and mandatory evacuations are in effect for the communities of Poppet Flats, Twin Pines, and Silent Valley.

More than 200 firefighters, four air tankers, and five helicopters are working to extinguish the flames.

Authorities say three people have been injured. One person was burned and airlifted to a hospital.

Two firefighters were also injured, but details were unavailable.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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