Pinyon Pines Brush Fire Fully Contained

posted by City News Service - 

PINYON PINES(CNS) - The 205-acre fire near Pinyon Pines that broke out four days ago was declared fully contained this evening. The Ribbon Fire was reported at 10:12 a.m. Thursday near Highway 74 and Ribbonwood Drive. 

Evacuation warnings were issued Thursday for Alpine Village, Pinyon Crest, Pinyon Pines and the Pinyon Flats campground, but were lifted Friday morning. 

Since Friday, the blaze has grown by just five acres, according to Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department. There was no word on what sparked the non-injury blaze, which broke out as hundreds of firefighters were busy battling a much larger fire to the northwest. 

The 13,139-acre Cranston Fire, which began at noon Wednesday in the forest between Hemet and Mountain Center, was 57 percent contained as of this evening.

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