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Southern California firefighters battle 3 wildfires amid hot, dry weather


MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Southern California are battling three separate brush fires that started Friday afternoon amid the hottest weather of the year so far. The fires are in mostly rural areas of Riverside County, southeast of Los Angeles. Two of the fires have stopped spreading, but the third has grown to 11 square miles. All three fires are less than 40 miles apart. Authorities ordered evacuations for nearly 1,000 homes, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Officials are investigating what caused the fires. Riverside County is among areas under an excessive heat warning.

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