Fire threatens utility infrastructure in Riverside County city of Moreno Valley

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 20:23:03-04

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) - Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire crews responded Friday to a wildfire threatening utility infrastructure in Moreno Valley.

The first firefighters to reach the scene along Gilman Springs Road reported four spot fires approximately one mile apart and one acre each, Cal Fire tweeted.

Within an hour, the so-called Jerry Fire spread to 500 acres with a rapid rate of spread and no containment.

Multiple structures were threatened, said officials. Aerial video from the scene showed at least one structure engulfed in flames.

Approximately 15 homes on Gilman Springs Road between Highway 60 and Jack Rabbit Trail were evacuated.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

About 3:30 p.m., winds in the area are 8 miles per hour and the temperatures are in the low 70s, according to 10News meterologist Angelica Campos. Humidity is at 54 percent.