CRESTMORE (CBSLA) — A huge fire that started in a mulch yard jumped to a pallet yard Thursday before crews were able to get an upper hand on the flames.
The fire was first reported at about 11:45 a.m. in a mulch yard between Wilson Street and Brown Avenue, according to San Bernardino County Fire. Gusty winds quickly fanned the flames into a nearby pallet yard.
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Several semi trucks and cars, and at least one pickup truck were spotted burning.
By 2:15 p.m. the flames from the pallet yard spread to the banks and the bottom of the Santa Ana River in Riverside County. An evacuation order was issued for those physically in the river bottom area.
The flames also prompted power shutoffs in the area, since windy conditions caused concern that the fire may continue to spread.