Posted: March 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (KTLA) — Firefighters were busy Friday trying to fully contain a brush fire that burned dangerously close to homes in Jurupa Valley.

The 311-acre blaze is now 60 percent contained.

Firefighters expect to have the fire fully contained by 8 p.m. Saturday.

All mandatory evacuations have been lifted, and power has been restored to all affected Riverside residents, fire officials said.

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One structure and one out building have been damaged.

No injuries have been reported.

The fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. Thursday near Rio Road and Calle Hermosa at the south end of Rancho Jurupa Park, fire officials said.

It quickly spread along the Santa Ana River bottom, with flames up to 30 feet high consuming palm trees and thick patches of brush.

At one point, the flames came dangerously close to homes, prompting evacuations and leaving nearly 2,000 residents without power.

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