Union Fire: Crews contain Riverside County blaze

Firefighters have contained a fire that broke out near a residential community in the Riverside area Saturday evening.

Mandatory evacuations were temporarily in place as crews battled the blaze and were later lifted. 

Initial reports of a fire came just before 4 p.m. Saturday, near Indian Camp Road and Candlelight Drive in Jurupa Valley, while another fire broke out just over a mile away near Clay Street and General Road, according to Cal Fire. 

Officials reported the fire was fully contained at 110 acres on June 29.


Being so close to a residential area, mandatory evacuations were issued around 6 p.m. Saturday for parts of Riverside, including the area south of Limonite Avenue, north of Riverview Drive, east of Avenue Juan Diaz and west of Maverick Lane. Later Saturday evening, the orders were changed to evacuation warnings. By Sunday morning, the warnings were lifted. 

A reception center for residents has been set up at Patriot High School, located at 4355 Camino Real in Jurupa Valley.

Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department battled the blaze alongside the Riverside Fire Department, Ontario Fire Department, Murrieta Fire Department, Corona Fire Department, Hemet Fire Department and Riverside County Sheriff's Department.