Cal Fire chopper, pumper trucks extinguish blaze threatening homes in Soboba River wash Photo by Joyce MillerResidents watching the Cal Fire operation were duly impressed with the pilot’s skill in navigating the helicopter through the trees. ■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed San Jacinto residents got ringside seats to witness Cal Fire specialists show how it’s done when a brush fire broke out Monday, Sept. 25, in the Soboba River wash that runs along the southern edge of Soboba Springs Road near State Street. A local resident saw the fire around noon near a homeless encampment and called it in. Fire trucks arrived on Soboba Road but had to circle around and

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