74 homes at a hilltop mobile home park were lost in a total devastation. Students were evacuated from nearby Mesa Middle School. Mandatory evacuation orders were also issued for south of Seventh Street and east of County Line Road. The fire was difficult to contain and had the potential to spread. “Due to the Santa Ana wind influx, obviously this fire just completely went out of control. It started just eating up vegetation as fast as the eye can see,” Capt. Fernando Herrera of Cal Fire Riverside told. 120 firefighters, two air tankers and a helicopter were working hard at the scene. The flames were even threatening the power grid and a railway in the area. A care and reception center for people and one for animals were established.
Multiple fires started in the area. Less than 20 miles away in the Moreno Valley, the Reche Fire is currently 400 acres. In El Cerrito, the Eagle Fire, located at the intersection of Eagle Canyon Road and Cajalco Road is affecting 25-30 acres with no containment.