Update @ 9:43 p.m.: According to officials, the Cary fire is holding at 150 acres and is 60 percent contained.
No additional structures are threatened at this time and no injuries have been reported.
Update @ 5:17 p.m.: According to Battalion Chief Phil Rawlings, crews have managed to keep the burned acreage low, considering the hot, dry conditions.
“We have approximately 150 acres that have been consumed by the fire, with about 250 fire personnel on scene providing containment lines,” Rawlings said.
“We expect to have containment at 6 a.m., if weather permits and the wind and heat cool down enough,” he said, adding that the hope is for full control of the fire by Sunday morning.
Rawlings said that while the mobile home that was destroyed was unoccupied, he was not sure if a family has been displaced.
He said he “optimistic we can protect other structures” from fire.
Rawlings took the opportunity to caution residents about the hot and dry conditions and the potential for fire.
He added: “In general terms, it is extremely important (for residents in outlying areas) to have a good distance and a good vegetation clearance from their homes.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Update @ 4:20 p.m.: The fire has burned between 75-100 acres and is now 10 percent contained.
Officials report that the forward rate of spread has been stopped.
The two structures that were a wooden shed and an unoccupied double-wide mobile home.
The cause of the blaze is not known at this time.
Update @ 2:56 p.m.: According to a Riverside County Fire Department report, the fire has grown to 75 acres and is zero percent contained.
No evacuations have been ordered at this time.
Original story: CalFire and Riverside County firefighters are on the scene of a quickly-spreading vegetation fire at Cary and Tripp Flats roads in Anza just east of Temecula, it was reported today.
According to officials, the fire has currently consumed 50 acres at a “moderate to rapid rate” of speed.
Two structures have been lost — a double-wide mobile home and an outbuilding.
California Highway Patrol officers are set to close Cary Road at Cave Rock and at Bautista.
The fire was first reported at 12:42 p.m.
Check in with SWRNN for more updates as we receive them.
*Photojournalist Daniel Lane contributed to this report.