Update @ 6:44 p.m.: A Riverside County Fire Department report says that the fire has been contained at 14 acres. Ground resources will be deployed throughout the night, Hagemann said.
According to SWRNN reporter Joe Fanaselle at the scene, the RV that caught fire was being driven by a Corona family on its way to a camping holiday after picking up the camper in Perris.
The family asked not be identified, but confirmed that family members driving ahead of the motorhome noticed smoke coming from the engine of the recreational vehicle.
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The campers said they waved and alerted the driver of the motorhome to the danger, prompting the driver and an 11-year-old boy to jump out of the vehicle while it was still moving.
The motorhome stalled as it became engulfed in flames that spread to surrounding brush.
No injuries have been reported.
Cal Fire officials have not officially named the cause of the fire.
Update @ 5:17 p.m.: According to a report from the scene by SWRNN reporter Joe Fanaselle, fire crews have surrounded the slow-moving fire and are attacking from the ground, as well as with overhead water tankers.
The terrain is rugged, with brush and vegetation reaching five to six feet tall is some spots. There are some homes in the area, but none have been threatened at this point, according to Fanaselle’s report from the scene.
One resident described a swift and efficient response from fire crews, he said.
According to Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann, the fire has consumed rougly 15 acres.
Additionally, San Diego County Fire Authority is also assisting with one water-dropping copter and power lines are down, Hagemann reported.
Original: Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire Department crews are on the scene of a wildfire burning in Aguanga, it was reported.
The fire was first called in at 2:33 p.m. today at Thomas Road, three miles east of Humphreys Lane, officials said.
According to Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann, the fire has engulfed an RV and surrounding vegetation.
A total of 110 firefighters, 14 fire engines and one helicopter have responded to the scene.
Smoke is visible from spots in Murrieta and French Valley.
Radio transmissions have suggested that nearly seven acres have burned, winds are active in the vicinity and that power lines are present in the area of the blaze.
No injuries have been reported at the time of this post.
The cause of the fire is not known at this time.
This is a developing story. Stay with SWRNN.com for new information as it comes available.
*Joe Fanaselle contributed to this report.