CHINO HILLS (CBSLA) – A brush fire shut down parts of Highway 71 Monday afternoon as firefighters battled the blaze.
Wildland Fire: rpt@ 1:30 P.M. North bound Highway 71, north of Highway 91. The fire is currently 5 acres, burning in the Prado Basin. Firefighters from multiple agencies on scene in addition to CAL FIRE aircraft. #RinconFIRE pic.twitter.com/7W1a1mBziyREAD MORE: Crews Make Progress On Emigrant Fire Burning Near 5 Freeway In Pyramid Lake Area
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 2, 2021
The Rincon Fire is burning in the Prado Basin. It broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday.READ MORE: Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Scion, Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Longtime Friend Susan Berman
Around 2:30 p.m. it was at 5 acres, according to a tweet by the Riverside County Fire Department.
Northbound Highway 71, north of Highway 91 is shut down. Traffic is backed up in the area.
Multiple agencies are on the scene helping to fight the fire. CAL FIRE is attacking the fire using aircraft.
At about 3 p.m., firefighters gave an update that the fire was holding at 6 acres. Firefighters plan to be on the scene until at least 6 p.m. to mop up.MORE NEWS: FBI Offers $20K Reward For Couple Who Went On The Run After Being Convicted In COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
No injuries have been reported. The cause of the blaze is currently unknown.