Vegetation fire near Perris visible from 15 Freeway scorches 227 acres

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Firefighters were battling a vegetation fire near Perris on Tuesday afternoon, authorities reported.

The blaze, dubbed the Candy Fire, was reported at 1:32 p.m. near the intersection of Gavilan Road and Lake Mathews Drive. Ground and air crew are currently en route after receiving multiple reports of a fire, Cal Fire Riverside said in a tweet.

“The fire is burning west of the location and is visible from the 15 Freeway,” officials said in an incident fact sheet.

As of 4:10 p.m., the fire had scorched 227 acres and there was no containment. Cal Fire Riverside said forward rate of spread had been stopped.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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