Dexter Fire Evacuations Lifted After Flames Threaten Structures in Downtown Riverside

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Evacuations orders have been lifted in downtown Riverside after a 30-acre river bottom fire rained embers near structures on Wednesday, officials said.

The Dexter Fire ignited shortly before noon in the area of Indian Hill Road and Ladera Lane, according to the Riverside Fire Department.

Structures on Ladera Lane, Indian Hill Road and Beacon Way were threatened as embers fall in the vicinity, the Fire Department tweeted.

Homes on those streets were placed under an evacuation order, but residents were allowed to return about 4 p.m., according to fire officials.

The 30-acre fire had consumed about 30 acres Wednesday afternoon. It was 0% contained.

KTLA’s Brian Day contributed to this story.

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