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Southern California wildfire destroys home, damages 4 others before it's contained

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JURUPA VALLEY, California — Firefighters have contained a Riverside County fire that destroyed a home and damaged four others.

The 8-acre blaze erupted shortly before noon in a field in Jurupa (Huh-ROO'-puh) Valley and was pushed by winds gusting at times to 30 mph.

About 25 homes were evacuated before the fire was surrounded about 4½ hours later.

PHOTO: Brush in a field continues to burn near homes in Jurupa Valley, Calif., Thursday, April 16, 2015. Firefighters in Riverside County are battling a blaze that burned a home and prompted evacuations of 25 others. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP)  MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
Brush in a field continues to burn near homes in Jurupa Valley, Calif., Thursday, April 16, 2015. Firefighters in Riverside County are battling a blaze that burned a home and prompted evacuations of 25 others. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT

A firefighter and a resident were treated for minor injuries.

Veronica Orozco tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1CRkjAJ ) that 10 of her relatives lived in the destroyed home, and they lost all their belongings.

Four other homes had damage to yards or outbuildings.

Firefighters also fought a 3-acre blaze in the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier, but no homes were threatened and the fire was contained without injuries.

It's not known what sparked either fire.

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