UPDATED March 1 at 8:10 p.m.: The Jurupa Valley fire that has sent smoke across the region has burned 311 acres, according to an update from a fire official.
The blaze was reported at 4:43 p.m. Feb. 28 in the area of Rio Road and Calle Hermosa, at the south end of Jurupa Regional Park. At press time, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann is reporting the fire is 60 percent contained and full containment is estimated at 8 p.m. on March 2.
Voluntary evacuations were ordered shortly after the fire broke but have now been lifted. One structure and one outbuilding have been damaged in the blaze, but no injuries have been reported, Hagemann said.
Firefighters have worked around the clock combating the blaze, Hagemann said. The fire was reported to be burning in heavy fuel and power lines were down in the area. At press time, Hagemann is reporting power has been restored to affected residents.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters along with assistance from Riverside City Fire, Corona City Fire, Murrieta Fire Protection District, Orange County Fire Authority, Morongo Fire Department and Pechanga Fire Department, have been battling the blaze, Hagemann reported.