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Santa Ana River Bottom Fire Burns Over 40 Acres

MyNewsLA logo MyNewsLA 7/22/2022 Contributing Editor
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A blaze that erupted near a Jurupa Valley golf course, blackening nearly 50 acres in the Santa Ana River bottom, was 30% contained Friday.

The “Peralta Fire” was reported at 9:43 p.m. Thursday in the area of Peralta Place and Riverview Drive, just east of the Jurupa Hills Country Club, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Multiple engine crews from the county, Riverside Fire Department, Corona Fire Department and Murrieta Fire & Rescue were sent to the location and encountered flames moving through heavy brush along the river bottom.

The blaze burned through the night, extending across the channel into Riverside, close to Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park, according to officials at the scene.

No homes or other structures were damaged.

As of 1 p.m. Friday, the fire was at 46 acres.

Riverside Fire Department crews established a strike team in the area of Grassy Trail Drive and Old Mill Road because of the proximity of flames on the south side of the river bottom to houses. However, by Friday afternoon, the threat was mitigated, and no evacuations were imminent.

No Cal Fire aircraft were requested, signaling the command center’s confidence that the blaze would be contained Friday or Saturday.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.



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