A brush fire that charred 311 acres and damaged two structures in Jurupa Valley was 80 percent contained today by firefighters who expect to completely encircle the blaze by tonight, a spokeswoman said today.
There was no change in the amount of acreage the flames blackened since it broke out at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Rio Road and Calle Hermosa, on the edge of Rancho Jurupa Park, according to Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said.
But firefighters expect to fully contain the non-injury fire by 8 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory until 10 a.m. today, and predicted an offshore breeze of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 45 mph below canyons and passes.
Nearly 200 firefighters from Riverside and Orange counties, the Penchanga and Morongo Indian Reservations and the cities of Riverside, Murrieta and Corona, as well as hand crews consisting of prison inmates labored to contain the fire, whose cause is under investigation, Hagemann said.
A mobile home and a storage building were damaged Thursday but no one was hurt.