Brush fire spreads quickly; one home burns

Firefighters made progress late Wednesday afternoon and early evening in knocking down a wind-propelled brush fire in La Cresta that had burned about 350 acres and destroyed at least one home.

Riverside County Fire Department officials said a coalition of crews arriving from around the region had the fire 50 percent surrounded by early evening. They estimated it would be fully surrounded by 6 a.m. Thursday and fully under control by 6 p.m.

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