Published at 1:12 PM PST on Dec 21, 2017 | Updated at 2:01 PM PST on Dec 21, 2017
In a brush fire that began to eat up the Santa Ana river bottom in Riverside, threatening homes, residents were evacuated.
The fire, which damaged at least one home Thursday, singed palm trees along streets, igniting smaller fires that crews had to control.
A man out for a hike on Mt. Rubidioux watched as flames began burning up the hillside.
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