Idyllwild fire destroys 6 homes, burns 14,000 acres

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IDYLLWILD, Calif. — Six homes are among the 15 structures destroyed by a raging wildfire in Riverside County, the U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday.

Mountain Fire growingThe Mountain fire near Idyllwild continued to expand at a furious pace, growing from 8,000 acres Tuesday to 14,200 acres Wednesday. The fire was 10% contained, officials said.

In an update Wednesday morning, the U.S. Forest Service said three mobile homes and three residences in Bonita Vista were destroyed.

In Pine Springs, the fire destroyed one commercial building, a workshop, a garage and a cabin.

Eleven other buildings and up to six vehicles also burned.

The fire started Monday afternoon near the junction of highways 243 and 74, burning east of Mountain Center and Apple Canyon.

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