IDYLLWILD (CBSLA.com) — A brush fire burning in the Riverside County mountains has grown to 9,000 acres and was 10 percent contained Tuesday.
“It’s a significant fire burning through an area that we have not seen a lot of fire activity,” Julie Hutchinson, Cal Fire Battalion Chief, told KNX 1070.
The Mountain Fire, which broke out around 1:45 p.m. Monday, has forced the mandatory evacuations of 20 homes, as well as the Living Free Animal Sanctuary, the Riverside County Fire Department said.
Evacuations are in place for residents in Fleming Ranch, Bonita Vista and Pine Springs Ranch.
Three residences and three mobile homes have been destroyed and one residence damaged, according to the U.S. Forest Service. A commercial building and four to six vehicles were also among the property destroyed.