All evacuation orders lifted for Hill Fire in Jurupa Valley as fire crews continue to gain control of 628 acre blaze

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Firefighters gain control of Hill Fire in Jurupa Valley
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The Hill Fire in Jurupa Valley prompts mandatory evacuations and freeway closures amid strong Santa Ana winds Wednesday.

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- The forward rate of spread was stopped on the Hill Fire burning in Jurupa Valley shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

All evacuation orders were lifted at 6:45 p.m. as fire crews continued to get a handle on the 628 acre blaze.

The massive fire erupted just before 10 a.m. Wednesday closing the 60 Freeway amid strong Santa Ana winds.

The blaze, dubbed the Hill Fire, broke out near Granite Hill Drive and Pyrite Street, according to Cal Fire.

Containment was at 30%.

One person was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. A mobile home and one residential structure were damaged.


A care and reception center is set up at Patriot High School, located at 4355 Camino Real, Jurupa Valley.

A second location has been opened at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, located at 7447 Scholar Way, Corona.

The 60 Freeway was closed in both directions in the area, Cal Fire said.

A nursing center was evacuated as flames on a hillside inched closer to the area, sending plumes of smoke shooting into the sky. Senior patients, many of them in wheelchairs and several others on stretchers, were taken out of the facility by healthcare workers.

Groups of patients wearing face masks were seen waiting for transportation near the Pedley Road off-ramp as winds whipped up thick smoke.

WATCH: Senior patients evacuate nursing facility as Hill Fire rages

Only a couple of properties were damaged.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.