The blaze, dubbed the Jurupa Fire, erupted along Van Buren Boulevard at about 2:20 p.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Crews announced shortly before 5 p.m. forward progress was stopped.
At the height of the blaze, evacuation orders were issued for residents in Felspar Street between 54th and 56th streets, and Pedley Road between 54 and 56th streets. All evacuation orders affecting the residences were lifted as of 9 p.m.
#JurupaFire [UPDATE] EVACUATION ORDERS are in place on Felspar Street between 54th Street & 56th Street and Pedley Road between 54th Street & 56th Street. Please avoid the area and evacuate if are within the boundaries. View map here: https://t.co/tWyCv6utfI pic.twitter.com/FAfZLuU0DY— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) July 22, 2021
Officials said the fire scorched 40 acres, but later reduced the number to 30. The blaze is 40% contained.
Multiple engine and hand crews from the county, Corona and Riverside fire departments, as well as Murrieta Fire & Rescue, were sent to the location and encountered flames moving at a moderate rate through heavy vegetation. The fire jumped Van Buren from west to east, approaching transient camps and houses along Pedley Road.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
City News Service contributed to this report.