Evacuations ordered in Riverside as vegetation fire threatens neighborhood – NBC Los Angeles

Firefighters have halted the progress of a fire in Riverside County that burned approximately 16 acres and initiated mandatory evacuations for a small portion of the nearby Arlanza neighborhood.

The fire brigade of the city of Riverside announced on Sunday around noon on Facebook that they would be “at three alarms with mutual assistance” to fight the fire.

Riverside City Fire Department

This picture of the fire department of the city of Riverside shows where mandatory evacuations will be carried out on November 21, 2021 due to a vegetation fire.

The fire is near Jurupa Avenue and Tyler Street in Riverside, and the evacuations are affecting a few houses north of nearby Valley Drive.

According to the RFD, an off-road vehicle set off a vegetation fire in some mulch.

Buildings are threatened by the fire that hit the nearby neighborhood as it grew to 10 acres, according to the RFD.

Riverside City Fire Department

That car started a vegetation fire in Mulch that grew to 10 acres and threatened buildings in a nearby neighborhood, according to the Riverside City Fire Department

According to CAL Fire, the “Lanza fire” had grown to 20 hectares by 2 pm on Sunday and contained 0%.

According to the RFD, the fire was closer to 16 acres when progress was stopped around 2:50 p.m.

The “Arlanza incident,” as the RFD called it, required “17 machines, 3 bulldozers, 2 helicopters, 2 air tankers, 90 deployed personnel,” said a statement on Twitter.

Arlanza event statistics: formerly called Jurupa. 16 hectares. 17 devices, 3 bulldozers, 2 helicopters, 2 air tankers, 90 deployed personnel. pic.twitter.com/LoLF3q8fuh

– Riverside City Fire Department (@rivcafire) November 21, 2021

Just before 3 p.m., the RFD said “Structures were threatened but no damage was reported,” and Riverside Animal Control evacuated two horses from the area.

High winds caused heavy smoke from the fire south of Valley Drive.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the RFD announced on Twitter that the crews would work through the night to “clean up the fire and protect houses”.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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