CHERRY VALLEY ( — Fire lines have been completed around 30 percent of a brush fire early Saturday, and firefighters estimate the “Bogart Fire” has charred 100 acres near Cherry Park, north of Beaumont.

No injuries were reported and no homes or structures were threatened in the fire, which broke out at about 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 9600 block of Cherry
Avenue, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said.

By 6:47 p.m. it had about 5 acres of brush near Bridge Street, on the south end of Bogart County Park in Cherry Valley. The fire grew to 100 acres in
the next 25 minutes, firefighters said.

Ten fire engines, four hand crews, a water tender and a total of 94 firefighters were assigned Saturday to help build containment lines around the blaze.

Its cause was under investigation, Hendrickson said.

Several roads, including Cherry Avenue, Dutton Street and Avenida Altura Bella, had been closed, but were reopened by about 9:15 p.m., Hendrickson said.

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