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Fire crews continue battling 4 fires in Riverside County

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Fire crews continue to battle four different fires in Riverside County. As seen on air on July 16, 2023.

Fire crews Monday continued working on four different fires currently burning in Riverside County. 

Firefighters have been battling against the Rabbit Fire, the Highland Fire, the Reche Fire and most recently the Gavilan Fire. 

The Rabbit Fire is the largest, with 7,950 acres burning. It started around 4 p.m. Friday and quickly grew in size as it burned just north of Mystic Lake, near the intersection of Gilman Springs Road and Jack Rabbit Trail, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

As of Monday morning, the Rabbit Fire was 35% contained. 

The Highland Fire was reported at around 3 p.m. Friday and has burned around 105 acres. The fire was 98% contained as of Monday, according to Cal Fire. 

The Reche Fire was reported about 1 p.m. Friday in the area of Reche Canyon Road and High Country Drive, near the boundary separating Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

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The fire had burned some 437 acres with 85% containment as of Monday. 

The Gavilan Fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Gavilan and Idaleona roads in the Gavilan Hills community. It had scorched some 338 acres with 50% containment as of Monday. 

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