Hill Fire in Jurupa Valley at 95% containment

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JURUPA VALLEY (CNS) – A wind-fueled wildfire that broke out earlier this week in Jurupa Valley, damaged two homes and blackened more than 600 acres was 95% contained today.

The 628-acre “Hill Fire” was reported about 10 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Granite Hill Drive and Pyrite Street, on the north side of the 60 freeway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Nearly 200 personnel were sent to the location and encountered flames burning along a hillside.

With winds blowing 25-30 mph in the first hour of the fire, crews struggled to contain it and called in Cal Fire water-dropping helicopters to make runs on it.

One civilian and a firefighter suffered minor injuries, but were not burned, according to the fire department.

A residence on Fleming Street sustained external damage from the flames, and a nearby mobile home was also damaged, but the extent of the loss was not immediately known.

All evacuation orders have been lifted, including those for the Santiago Estates Mobile Home Park in the 3700 block of Quartz Canyon Road and the Miller Progressive Care Home at 8951 Granite Hill Drive.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.