RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. - Crews in Riverside County have fully contained a fire that broke out last week, destroying buildings, forcing evacuations and shutting down roads in the Perris area.
Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department responded to a call in the 19000 block of Santa Rosa Mine Road near Perris a little after 2:30 p.m. on June 27. Officials named it the Juniper Fire
Over about a week the Juniper Fire burned approximately 68 acres. By Wednesday, July 5, the fire had been 100% contained, according to Cal Fire.
Evacuation orders were issued for nearly six hours in parts of Perris before officials downgraded most of the mandates to warnings.
While FOX 11's crews were surveying the scene, a loud shriek was heard from a woman in the area. Come to find out, the woman was reacting in joy as she was reunited with her dog who briefly got lost in the fiery scene.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.