2 Firefighters Hurt Battling Brush Fire Near Corona

Two structures were damaged in the blaze, and four cars were burned, fire officials say

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    Tony Shin
    A brush fire burned in El Cerrito near Corona on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

    Two firefighters were hurt after being shocked by downed power lines while battling a brush fire near Corona on Thursday, officials said.

    The fire was reported after 4 p.m. near Quebec Avenue and Hillside Street in unincorporated El Cerrito, near Corona, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. It was knocked down by 7 p.m.

    Two structures were damaged in the blaze, and four cars were burned.

    The firefighters were airlifted to a hospital after being shocked, Cal Fire Capt. Lucas Spelman said. Their condition was not immediately known.

    Smoke was visible to drivers on the 15 Freeway and throughout the El Cerrito and South Corona area, officials said.

    The California Highway Patrol closed streets near Minnesota at Temescal roads during the firefight.

    The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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