Silver fire: Homes burning, 5,000 acres lost, no containment

Silver fire

The Silver fire engulfs a home south of Banning on Wednesday evening. (KTLA / August 7, 2013)

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By Jason Wells and Shelby GradAugust 7, 2013, 6:33 p.m.

A fast-moving brush fire south of Banning has burned more than 5,000 acres, injured one firefighter and destroyed numerous homes and structures.

CalFire reported “multiple structures involved” in the hamlet of Twin Pines. TV footage showed additional homes on fire in nearby Poppet Flats.

Firefighters were dealing with strong westerly winds that are expected to continue until sunset.

The fire was jumping through the rocky desert hillside, overtaking remote homes and other structures that dot the landscape.

There was no estimate on the number of structures destroyed, in part because the fire was spread out over a large area.

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