Evacuations Ordered as Fire Burns Near Riverside County Communities

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Smoke visible from the Silver Fire south of Banning (Riverside County) as it burns towards the community of Poppet Flats. Courtesy: Cal Fire PIO Daniel Berlant.

BANNING, Calif. (KTLA) — Hundreds of firefighters Wednesday were battling a brush fire burning near Highway 243 just south of Banning.

The blaze, dubbed the Silver Fire, had burned more than 300 acres as of 2:15 p.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Read more: http://ktla.com/2013/08/07/brush-fire-burning-near-banning-scorches-hundreds-of-acres/

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