Homes threatened by fire burning Riverside

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Smoke rises from a fire near Jurupa Avenue and Tyler Street in Riverside. Valley News/Marc Danielian photo
A wildfire burning in Riverside was threatening homes in the La Sierra Acres neighborhood today. The blaze was reported at around noon near Jurupa Avenue and Tyler Street, according to the Riverside Fire Department. Authorities said residents on the north side of Valley Drive between Mitchell and Chadbourne avenues were evacuated. Fire officials said they believe an off-road vehicle crash may have sparked the blaze. Firefighters were on high alert Sunday as strong gusts and low humidity triggered a red flag warning for much of the Southland.
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