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Thermal Brush Fire Under Control

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Thermal Brush Fire Under Control

CREATED Aug. 16, 2013

 THERMAL - Firefighters have taken the upper hand on a brush fire near Thermal.

Approximately 20 to 25 acres were believed to be burned in an area near Avenue 66 and Pierce Street.

Five Homes were briefly threatened, according to Riverside County Division Chief Jeff Stowells.

One firefighter sustained a knee injury and was taken to JFK Medical Center in Indio for treatment.

Firefighters are expected to move into "mop up" mode later this evening.