Images of “Buck Fire” Near Sage

At least nine homes were evacuated and three structures were damaged as the Buck Fire ripped through the rural community of Aguanga.

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A DC-10 makes a drop retardant on the Buck wildfire over rugged terrain near Sage, Calif., south of Hemet Tuesday Aug. 14, 2012. Residents in sparsely populated parts of Riverside and San Diego counties were told to evacuate their homes Tuesday as several wildfires burned in Southern California's desert heat. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Frank Bellino) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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Riverside County Animal Services Lt. John Stephen evacuates a horse from a home in the Sage, Calif., area during a wildfire on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Residents in sparsely populated parts of Riverside and San Diego counties were told to evacuate their homes Tuesday as several wildfires burned in Southern California's desert heat. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, ) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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A viewer sent us this image of the Buck fire Tuesday.
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Buck Fire pictures taken from Lake Riverside Estates in Aguanga.
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Viewer Image: Buck fire as viewed from Lake Riverside Estates Aguanga. This picture was taken by Jim Zaborowski.
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A brush fire near Sage was first reported around 1 p.m. on Aug. 14.
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One of several homes could be seen burning down as the fire spread through the area.
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A DC10 aircraft drops a line of Phos-Chek, a flame retardant, in effort to contain the flames.
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Within a few hours, the blaze has grown to 125 acres.
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More than 200 firefighters and multiple helicopters and air tankers worked to stop the blaze.
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At least four bulldozers also assisted.
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A mandatory evacuation was issued for homes in the unincorporated community, located about 20 miles east of Temecula and about 15 miles south of Hemet.
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By 3:30 p.m., at least three structures were damages, according to fire officials.
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Brandy Brown-Maynes
Brandy Brown-Maynes sent us this view of the blaze from Bautista Road in Anza, Calif.
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Here's another aerial view of the Buck Fire.
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Here's another aerial view of the Buck Fire.
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Here's another aerial view of the Buck Fire.
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Here's another aerial view of the Buck Fire.
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Here's another aerial view of the Buck Fire.
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Here's another aerial view of the Buck Fire.
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Roger Paige
Photographer Roger Paige took this picture of a resident of Thomas Road leaving the area. Click here for more photos from Roger Paige
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Roger Paige
Paige snapped this photo around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. It shows the Buck Fire as seen from Thomas Road. Click here for more photos from Roger Paige
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