Just a little after noon Thursday, Oct. 10, local firefighters quickly extinguished a brush fire in the Santa Ana Riverbed near Central and Tippecanoe before being pulled to other fires throughout the Redlands-San Bernardino area.

The fire started in the riverbed, an ember from that fire blew out of the riverbed near Riverview Drive across the street from an industrial complex causing a second fire.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the probable cause of the fire was due to a homeless encampment. County Fire, supported by neighboring agencies, sent two command units, 13 regular units, two hand crews, one bulldozer and a water drop by Air Rescue 7. No structures were damaged. This fire was one of many that burned across the Inland Empire late Thursday.

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