Sierra Fire: Fire breaks out near homes in Rialto area of San Bernardino County

Posted at 8:00 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 17:17:15-05

(KGTV) - Residents evacuated their homes after a brush fire erupted Tuesday evening and burned near their Rialto-area homes.

The so-called Sierra Fire was first reported shortly before 11 p.m. in an area near Sierra and Riverside avenues, according to San Bernardino County fire officials.

The blaze quickly charred 20 acres and moved close to several homes, but while an evacuation order was not issued, numerous residents chose to evacuate on their own.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, San Bernardino County fire officials said the Sierra Fire has burned 147 acres and is 85 percent contained., with "the structure threat mitigated."

No injuries or structure damage have been reported.