Vegetation fire erupts in Moreno Valley; no structures threatened

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- CalFire and Riverside County firefighters are battling a fast-spreading vegetation fire in Moreno Valley.

The fire, dubbed the Merwin Fire, was reported near Merwin Street and Campbell Avenue at about 8:40 p.m.

As of 11:15 p.m., it had scorched approximately 175 acres with a containment of 5 percent. The blaze was not threatening any structures. A total of 125 firefighters are battling the fire which is burning toward Lake Perris State Park.

A group camp area in Lake Perris State Park has been evacuated. The cause of the fire has not been determined. No injuries have been reported.

A vegetation fire erupts near Merwin Street and Campbell Avenue in Moreno Valley Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

Courtesy of Megan Huynh

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