UPDATED: BEAUMONT: 180 firefighters hold Lamb Canyon blaze at 100 acres

UPDATE: Thursday, May 25 5:30 p.m.

At 5:17 p.m., Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Specialist Tawny Cabral provided an update to the ongoing “Lamb” fire that is burning between the cities of Beaumont and San Jacinto.

“The forward progress of the fire has been stopped and the fire is approximately 100 acres,” said Cabral. Nearly 200 firefighters are battling the wildfire.

Cabral went on to explain that Highway 79, also known as Lamb Canyon, is open to through traffic and there are no homes threatened by the fire.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

 

UPDATE: Thursday, May 25, 5 p.m.

BEAUMONT — As of 5 p.m., Cabral updated that the fire named the “Lamb Incident” had already charred over 100 acres and was still growing.

The number of firefighters battling the wildfire had quickly grown to nearly 180, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Specialist Tawny Cabral.

There are currently twenty-nine engine companies, four helicopters, six air tankers, seven Helitack fire crews, a helitender and two bulldozers at the scene of the fire. More resources are reportedly heading to the location to assist in fighting the fire.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

 

BEAUMONT — More than 110 firefighters are battling a wildfire that is burning in the area of Lamb Canyon Road and Dump Road in an unincorporated area of Beaumont. The fire was first reported burning between the cities of Beaumont and San Jacinto at 2:48 p.m., Thursday, May 25.

112 firefighters from fifteen engine companies responded to the blaze, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Specialist Tawny Cabral. They are being assisted by four helicopters, six air tankers, seven Helitack fire crews, a helitender and a bulldozer.

The first arriving engine company reported finding 25 acres of vegetation involved.

While fire officials battled the growing blaze, California Highway Patrol officials assisted with traffic control in the area.

Shortly after 4 p.m., Cabral updated that the fire had spread to 100 acres of vegetation and was spreading at “a moderate rate,” said Cabral.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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