May 2nd, 2013
07:08 AM ET

California wildfire burns nearly 3,000 acres

Firefighters continue to battle what has been a fast-growing Southern California wildfire,one that has already consumed more than 2,950 acres.

The spread of the blaze seemed to slow early Thursday morning and crews gained greater containment, now pegged at 35%, according to the state agency Cal Fire.

The Riverside County Fire Department said 425 firefighters were involved in what's being called the Summit Fire. Six air tankers dropped chemical retardants on the flames.

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  1. Stew

    That time of year for the media to dramatize yearly natural events

    May 2, 2013 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. richard in houston

    Man I tell you this out of control liberal media of our should be just shut down. We can't trust that bunch. We a media that is fair and balanced with no spin zone. Now where could we find an agency like that? I know North Korea, Cuba and Russia have great models that we could copy.

    May 2, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Fires are burning......What's that got to do with the "Liberal" press? Check out the "political ticker" blog.....Jeez

      May 2, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hamsta

    That's right Richard. This out of control left wing media is just out of control. Come on cnn and msnbc. Let's get it right!

    May 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lmao quite the conversation youre having with yourself @ Jeffrey~jacker! With the exception of posts 1, 2,3 and this one all the rest are hijacked by cnn"s village IDIOT!

    May 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Davide Geanette

    Sorry. He was dropped on his head.

    May 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chucky

    Oh no!
    I just cancelled my home insurance!

    May 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |