Jurupa Valley brush fire: Winds expected to hinder efforts
March 1, 2013
JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- Morning winds are expected to hinder efforts from firefighters who are on the scene of a brushfire in Jurupa Valley.
The fire started at about 4:45 p.m. at Jurupa Regional Park near the Santa Ana riverbed at Rio Road and Calle Hermosa. Riverside County officials said crews remained at the scene overnight. A wind advisory is in effect for the area and is due to expire at 2 p.m. Friday.
As of 4 a.m. Friday, the fire charred 200 acres and was 30 percent contained. No injuries have been reported, but two structures were damaged. Voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted.
Southern California Edison said seven power poles were destroyed by the fireAt one point, more than 1,800 people were without power.
Authorities have not confirmed what started the fire, though it was believed the fire may have been sparked by downed power lines. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.