Blaine Fire in Riverside 30 Percent Contained at 1,044 Acres; Evacuation Order Lifted

A brush fire in the Box Springs Mountain area of Riverside is 30 percent contained at 1,044 acres and evacuation order near the blaze has been lifted.

A brush blaze was burning in Riverside on Aug. 13, 2017. (Credit: LOUDLABS)

A brush blaze was burning in Riverside on Aug. 13, 2017. (Credit: LOUDLABS)

The Blaine Fire was reported about 4:10 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Blaine Street in the city of Riverside before it quickly burned into Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire Department jurisdiction, according to the Cal Fire's incident information page.

Cal Fire had briefly upgraded the containment of the fire to 44 percent but revised the number to 30 percent again Monday morning.

About 315 firefighters are at the scene and helicopters are making water and retardant drops, video from the scene showed.

An evacuation order was in place for several hours for all homes west of Hidden Springs Drive from Greenridge Drive to Country Gate Road, officials said.

An evacuation center was set up at Canyon Springs High School: 23100 Cougar Canyon Road in Moreno Valley.

Tony Reyes, who lives near where the fire started, said he heard several crews heading down his street when he went outside and noticed the flames. He said he is concerned about homes in the area, as well as trail heads.

"I was kind of worried because this is a very popular hiking spot up here," Reyes said.