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Chaparral fire burning near Murrieta up to 1,425 acres, 10% contained

Firefighters were working Sunday morning to surround more of the large wildfire burning near Murrieta on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest, after battling overnight to contain the blaze.

As of 7 a.m. Sunday, the Chapparal fire was 10% contained. The blaze has so far burned 1,425 acres.

At least one firefighter had what was described as a minor injury. Fire officials have not said how it occurred.

Officials with CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department said at least two structures were destroyed. They did not say what kind of buildings they were.

The fire began in La Cresa on Saturday. The smoke could be seen across south Orange and Riverside counties, as well as parts of San Diego county.

All evacuation orders for parts of unincorporated Murrieta closest to the fire remained in place Sunday morning.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more information.

Source: Orange County Register

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