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Morongo Reservation-area fire 15 percent contained

ABC7 viewer Tamela Bush sent this photo of smoke from a wildfire in the Morongo Reservation area as seen from the San Gorgonio Pass in the Inland Empire on Sunday, June 9, 2013. When You Witness breaking news, or even something extraordinary, send pictures and video to video@myabc7.com, or send them to @abc7 on Twitter (ABC7 viewer Tamela Bush)
June 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Firefighters are battling a wildfire in the Morongo Reservation area in Riverside County.

The fire was reported shortly before noon near Hathaway Canyon and Morongo roads. The fire quickly spread to 1,500 acres by Sunday night.

According to San Bernardino National Forest officials, the fire was burning towards San Gorgonio Wilderness, but no evacuations were in place.

The Hathaway fire was 15 percent contained by 11 p.m., and no structures were threatened.

Fire officials said 400 firefighters were battling the fire. There was no word on the cause of the blaze.


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