Firefighters contain brush fire near Hemet West

Flames erupt near homeless encampment Photo by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleHemet firefighters quickly extinguish a brush fire near Hemet West on Wednesday, June 13, that started near a homeless encampment. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter A fire started just to the east of Hemet West park around 2 p.m. on Wednesday June 13. Five Hemet Fire Department units, a unit from the Soboba fire department and two battalion chiefs were on the scene by 2:30 p.m. The fire scorched between 1.5 and 2 acres, and was contained by 3 p.m. Hemet Fire Battalion Chief James Majchrzak was not able to confirm the cause of the fire at the time, but

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