The Riverside County Fire Department and CAL FIRE dispatched to the 21000 block of Horseshoe Trail shortly before 6 p.m.
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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.
A 100-acre brush fire that erupted Saturday in the Juniper Flats area between Perris and San Jacinto forced mandatory evacuations of more than 200 people, authorities said.
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.
“It looks good out there. The wind and weather are working in our favor … ” Cal Fire/Riverside spokesman Rob Roseen said, adding he had no reports of structures that were damaged or destroyed.
At least 60 homes and more than 200 residents were under mandatory evacuation as of Saturday night, CAL Fire Riverside said.
On the other end of the hills toward Nuevo, the fire prompted road closures for portions of Juniper Flats Road and Stagecoach Road, said Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Robyn Flores.
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.