RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – A brush fire in the Jurupa Valley that started around 11 a.m. and has now burned close to 200-acres after a second blaze erupted from the first one.
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, the main blaze started in the area of Jurupa Avenue and Van Buren Boulevard, less than a mile from the Riverside Municipal Airport. The combination of flames and windy conditions threatened homes and trigged evacuation ordersREAD MORE: Woman, 30, Suffering From Depression Goes Missing In Canyon Country
Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for people living south of Limonite Avenue to the river bottom, east of Downey Street and now west of Avenue Juan Diaz.
Orders for those west of Van Buren Boulevard have been downgraded to evacuation warnings.READ MORE: Person Struck And Killed By Amtrak Train In North Hollywood
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#LakeIC [UPDATE] 7:25 pm – Evacuation Zone 1 (West of Van Buren Blvd) has been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning. A map of the area is available at: https://t.co/ztf68QQPqS pic.twitter.com/vcTbIA2HHH
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) May 25, 2021
Two water-dropping helicopters and more than 166 firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.