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Hill Fire erupts in Riverside County, forcing evacuations

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 20:59:38-04

(KGTV) — Firefighters in Riverside County are battling yet another fire as Santa Ana conditions sweep through Southern California.

The Hill Fire ignited in the Jurupa Valley community just before 10 a.m., quickly growing from 15 acres to hundreds acres within hours, according to CAL Fire. As of 6 p.m., the fire was 250 acres and 15% contained.

Highway 60 was closed in both directions and mandatory evacuations were ordered for thousands of residents.

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An evacuation center has been established at Patriot High School. An animal shelter has also been opened at Western County Animal Shelter.

CAL Fire says flashy fuels and 20 mph winds have aided the blaze's rapid rate of spread.

No damages or injuries have been reported.

Several communities are dealing with brush fires around California Wednesday, as Santa Ana winds increase the danger for wildfires around the state.

See the evacuation map below or click here for up-to-date information: