It was reported at 5:52 p.m. in the 21000 block of Horseshoe Trail, Riverside County Fire Department spokesman Rob Roseen said.
The blaze was first reported at 10 acres but jumped to 75 acres by 6:40 p.m., Roseen said. Officials said the fire had grown to 100 acres by 8:40 p.m. There was no containment.
“The first arriving engine reported the fire burning in heavy fuels with a moderate rate of spread,” he said.
More than 200 firefighters were assigned to battle the fire along with two air tankers and one helicopter, Roseen said.
Evacuations are in place in San Jacinto near the intersection of Cottonwood Avenue and Warren Road, CAL Fire Riverside said. Homes in this community, to the west of Warren Road and south of Mulberry Street, are under a mandatory evacuation, authorities said.
A care and reception center has been established at Tahquitz High School, located at 4425 Titan Trail in the city of Hemet.
RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Firefighters were battling a 100-acre vegetation fire threatening homes in Nuevo Saturday.
The Riverside County Fire Department and CAL FIRE dispatched to the 21000 block of Horseshoe Trail shortly before 6 p.m.
Evacuations were in place for the community of Mayberry near the intersection of Cottonwood Avenue and Warren Road.
A care and reception center has been established at Tahquitz High School, located at 4425 Titan Trail in Hemet.