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Crews reach 100% containment of Hill Fire in Jurupa Valley, Riverside County

All evacuations due to the Hill Fire were lifted as of 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Credit: Bill Thost, Cal Fire Riverside/Riverside County Fire Dept.

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. — Update: 7 p.m. November 2
Acres burned: 494
Containment: 100%

Initial Location:
Granite Valley and Pyrite Street, in Jurupa Valley
Start date:
October 30, 2019 at approximately 10 a.m.
Structures Affected: One mobile home and one residential structure have been damaged.
Cause: Under investigation
All evacuations lifted
Road closures: Click here road closures.
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Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

The Hill Fire was fully contained as of Saturday night, according to Cal Fire's incident page

Friday, Nov. 1 9:15 a.m.

Overnight firefighters were able to mitigate all structure threats. They will remain assigned to the fire and work there all day. 

Thursday, Oct. 31 11:30 p.m.

The Hill Fire off of Granite Valley and Pyrite Street in Jurupa Valley in Riverside County is now 90% contained and still at 494 acres, according to Cal Fire.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Thursday, Oct. 31 6:10 p.m.

Evacuation orders have been lifted for a small brush fire sparked by a stolen car at the end of a police chase in Southern California.

Officials say the 300-acre blaze in Jurupa Valley east of Los Angeles on Thursday destroyed three homes and two outbuildings before firefighters got a handle on it.

The stolen-car suspects could face arson charges.

Meanwhile, residents who fled a wildfire in San Bernardino could begin returning Thursday evening. That fire scorched 200 acres of dry brush along a freeway and damaged at least eight buildings.

No injuries are reported from either fire.

Winds that fed flames across the state are mostly dying down. But forecasters have extended Red Flag warnings for fire danger in some mountain and valley areas of Southern California.

7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31

Firefighters overnight made great progress on the Hill Fire upping containment to 80%. They also amended the burned acreage from 628 acres to 626 acres. 

6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30

The latest update from Cal Fire Riverside puts the Hill Fire at 628 acres with 30% containment. All evacuations have been lifted.

6:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30

The latest update from Cal Fire Riverside states that the Hill Fire remains at 250 acres and is 15% contained. The agency reported earlier that the forward rate of spread had been stopped.

4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30

The latest update from Cal Fire Riverside puts the Hill Fire at 250 acres and 5% contained. The agency reported the forward rate of spread has been stopped. 

2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30

Authorities were gaining more control over a wildfire called the Hill Fire on Wednesday that prompted evacuations in Southern California.

State fire Capt. Richard Cordova says firefighters are making progress against the 200-acre blaze burning 45 miles east of Los Angeles in Jurupa Valley.

But he says flare-ups are common as unpredictable winds sweep the region. The fire is 5% contained.

Cordova says one person has been hospitalized in unknown condition after being evacuated from a health care facility.

Authorities ordered people at several ranch properties and two mobile home parks to evacuate and closed a highway. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Strong winds have whipped up blazes at both ends of the state and led utilities to cut off power to prevent such fires for a week.