Wildfire Destroys Homes in Southern California

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) -- A 2,085-acre wildfire sparked by a motor home blaze destroyed two mobile homes and nine vehicles Sunday in southern Riverside County, authorities said.

The blaze also destroyed six outbuildings and threatened about 400 homes as it burned west of the Lake Riverside community, said Lori Hoffmeister, a county fire information spokeswoman. No injuries were reported.

No evacuations were ordered but about 400 homes in the Lake Riverside Estates development were threatened Sunday night, Hoffmeister said. The fire was about a half-mile from those homes, she said.

About 540 firefighters aided by four helicopters and two air tankers had the fire 40 percent contained by Sunday evening. The aircraft were grounded at dusk.

The blaze began when a motor home on Foolish Pleasure Road near Highway 371 caught fire shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, Hoffmeister said.

``The motor home fire caught nearby vegetation on fire,'' she said.

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