Riverside County

Water Fire: Firefighters Make Quick Work of Fire in Nuevo

Firefighters battled a blaze in Nuevo Wednesday that involved multiple structures and prompted evacuation orders amid high winds and low humidity.

The Water Fire broke out at 7:19 a.m. in the 26000 block of Water Avenue. It had burned five acres, according to Cal Fire Riverside. 

By 11 a.m., the fire was put out with three outbuildings burned.

Evacuations were briefly ordered on Water Avenue east of El Nido, Emerett Lane east of El Nido, and Orange Avenue east of El Nido. Evacuations were lifted shortly after noon. 

The cause was under investigation.

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