MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters have stopped the spread of a 150-acre fire that erupted on a Moreno Valley hillside.

Around 8:38 p.m. on Wednesday, crews were sent to Merwin Street and Alessandro Boulevard for report of a vegetation fire burning in the area.

Upon their arrival, firefighters estimated about two to three acres were already burned.

By 11 p.m., the blaze had spread to 175 acres, according to CAL FIRE Riverside officials.

According to the Riverside County Fire Department, the fire has not threatened any structures.

As of 7 a.m. Thursday, more than 200 firefighters have contained 25 percent of the brush fire.

By 1 p.m., crews were keeping an eye out for hot spots and making sure the blaze didn’t reignite.

Evacuation orders issued Wednesday for a camping area at Lake Perris State Park were lifted Thursday.

Two firefighters have suffered ankle injuries due to the steep terrain in the area.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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