Quick-moving brush fire erupts near downtown Riverside
12:26 PM, Dec 21, 2017
6:31 PM, Dec 21, 2017
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - Heavy smoke poured into the air above Riverside Thursday, as a brush fire was reported Thursday near downtown Riverside.
Dubbed the Riverbottom Fire, flames sparked in the Santa Ana River bottom in the area of Mission Inn Ave. and Redwood Dr. just after 11 a.m. Cal Fire Riverside crews were reportedly on the scene, Cal Fire reported. Riverside City Fire (RCF) firefighters are also assisting.
Here's what we know:
Acres & containment: 50 acres; unknown containment. Two structures damaged.
Evacuations: All evacuations were lifted by 6:30 p.m.
Santa Ana conditions are still threatening much of Southern California, as firefighters continue to battle blazes around the state. Riverside County valley and mountain areas are currently under a Red Flag Warning set to expire later Thursday.