MORENO VALLEY (CNS) - A 98-acre blaze burning on the southeastern edge of Moreno Valley was 80 percent contained on Sunday, Sept. 22, as firefighters made steady progress encircling it.
The non-injury brush fire was reported about 5:20 p.m. Saturday in the area of JFK and Moreno Beach drives, on the boundary of the Lake Perris State Recreation Area, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The agency said 17 engine crews and two hand crews, numbering roughly 150 personnel, were working to contain the brusher, which was concentrated in hilly terrain.
Cal Fire air tankers were called in to make runs of the blaze during its first hours.
No evacuations were ordered, and no homes or other structures were threatened.
Officials initially estimated the brusher had reached 115 acres