New brush fire threatening homes in Riverside County

A new, fast-moving brush fire broke out Wednesday south of Banning, prompting the closure of State Highway 243.

The Silver Fire has burned 500 acres so far. Authorities said it was threatening several homes.

According to CalFire, the blaze was burning at Poppet Flats Road near Hwy. 243.

Here are photos from social media:


Why do I live in California? #SilverFire

— Karrin Akisha (@Karrin_Akisha) August 7, 2013

Another #fire in #Banning. View from our house in the #Sundance community. This is getting old real fast!

— Kristien Morato (@kgmhollywood) August 7, 2013

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