Full containment of Riverside County fire expected tonight
Fire officials have made significant progress in suppressing a 300-acre wildfire near Jurupa Hills and full containment was expected by 8 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
The fire that ignited Thursday along the vegetated Santa Ana River bottom between Riverside and an unincorporated part of Riverside County was now 80% contained and the area burned was not expected to increase, said Jody Hagemann, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Fire Department.
Hagemann said a team of six engines, two fire crews and two water tenders would continue to “work on some hot spots” amid temperatures forecast to rise into the 80s.
On Friday, a house near the Santa Ana River bottom caught fire when embers landed on the roof, officials said. An outbuilding also caught fire.
There were no reports of injuries, authorities said.
-- Ann M. Simmons