Brush fire burns 7 acres, closes 1 lane of freeway linking Orange and Riverside counties


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CORONA, California — Authorities say a brush fire has burned seven acres and prompted the closure of one lane of a freeway linking Orange and Riverside counties.

Anaheim Police Lt. Eric Trapp says one lane of the eastbound 91 freeway was closed as a precaution for firefighters battling a seven acre blaze that broke out Friday.

Riverside County Fire officials say nearly 100 firefighters from multiple agencies were sent to the scene.

The fire was first reported shortly before 1 p.m.

No injuries were reported. Officials were trying to estimate how much of the fire had been contained.

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