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Several Homes Destroyed In Jurupa Valley Wildfire

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textalerts180 Several Homes Destroyed In Jurupa Valley Wildfire

JURUPA VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Several homes were destroyed and residents evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped across an Inland Empire community.

The fire was first reported at 10:36 a.m. in the 5900 block of Mission Boulevard in Jurupa Valley, the Riverside County Fire Department said.

It was fueled by dry brush and strong winds, officials said.

Four homes were destroyed and two others damaged.

Evacuation orders were issued to area residents, commercial buildings and the Rubidoux Child Care Center. Students were taken to Mission Middle School in Riverside, and an evacuation center was set up at Patriot High School, 4355 Camino Real, in Jurupa Valley, RCFD spokesperson Jody Hagemann said.

As of 4:15 p.m., the blaze was 85 percent contained, officials reported.

A number of power lines were down in the area, and Mission Boulevard was closed at Pacific Avenue, according to the fire department.

It was unclear how the fire started. No injuries have been reported.

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