Manzanita Fire in Riverside County grows to five-thousand acres, 20 percent contained
RIVERSIDE (KUSI) — A brush fire burning in Riverside County grew to 5,000 acres and was 20 percent contained, Cal Fire authorities said Tuesday.
About 1,300 firefighters continued to battle the blaze dubbed the Manzanita Fire in lambs Canyon south of Beaumont. Crews worked through the night to tend to the fire from the ground and the air.
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) June 27, 2017
The blaze broke out just after 3 p.m. Monday due to a solo vehicle crash. Two patients were transported to an area hospital in unknown condition.
An evacuation warning was issued at 6:30 p.m. for Highland Home Road, east to Highway 243. A road closure was in place for Highway 79 North in both directions between Gilman Springs Road and Beaumont, but was lifted Tuesday morning.
— CAL FIRE Riverside (@CALFIRERRU) June 27, 2017