Fire crews began gaining the upper hand Monday night in a wildfire that has burned hundreds of acres and forced evacuations in Riverside County.
The Ramona Fire was first reported at 2:11 p.m. near the intersection of the Ramona Freeway and Warren Street in the Riverside County city of San Jacinto. As of 8:30 p.m., the fire had spread to 328 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The community of San Jacinto’s Cove and the area along Warren Road were evacuated, but those orders were lifted Monday night.
Officials said the fire was 20% contained by 8:30 p.m.
According to Captain Richard Cordova of the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department, no injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.
“Weather is helpful,” says Cordova. “In the evening, cooler temperatures and humidity have allowed our firefighters to stay outdoors longer and hopefully clear up and prevent incidents.”
Cordova said investigators were working to determine the cause of the fire.