Garbani Fire: Evacuation lifted as crews control spread

Courtesy of @CALFIRERRU via Twitter

Crews in Riverside County have stopped the forward progress of a brush fire in that broke out in Menifee Tuesday

The Garbani Fire sparked just before 1 p.m. Tuesday in the 26000 Block of Garbani Road in Menifee, and started out as an approximately four-acre vegetation fire, Cal Fire announced. By 3 p.m., officials announced that the fire had burned 50 acres.

By 6:30 p.m., however, crews said that more accurate readings had projected the fire had burnt about 43 acres. As of Tuesday night the fire's containment stands at 6%.

Several parts of Menifee were subjected to evacuation orders and warnings Tuesday, but by 6:30 p.m. all of those orders had been lifted.

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 Garbani Road between Bradley Road and Garlington Street is open to residents only.

See the map below for up-to-date evacuation orders and warnings.

Firefighters said they'll remain in the area through the night to monitor the fire and cleanup hotspots.