Horseshoe Fire in Riverside County Grows to 490 Acres; Evacuation Orders Lifted

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The Horseshoe Fire in Riverside County spread to 490 acres Sunday morning but containment also inched up to 30% after officials lifted evacuation orders, authorities said.

The brush fire broke out just before 6 p.m. on Saturday near the rural community of Juniper Flats east of Nuevo, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters initially responded to the 21000 block of Stagecoach Trail.

As of 11:30 p.m., the fire had burned through 200 acres and was just 10% contained, officials said. It had grown to nearly 500 acres shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday.

About 60 homes were placed under evacuations and another 40 were described by authorities as being potentially threatened. Homes were evacuated in the community of San Jacinto, west of Warren Road and south of Mulberry Street.

By 2 p.m., all evacuation orders were lifted and fire officials told residents they were free to return to their homes.

More than 200 firefighters responded to the blaze. No injuries were reported.

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