RIVER SIDE (CBSLA) – Evacuation orders were lifted Thursday morning for a wildfire that broke out last weekend in the Arlanza neighborhood of Riverside, and was almost completely contained, then Wednesday flared up amid strong gusts from Santa Ana.
The Arlanza Fire broke out near Jurupa Avenue and Tyler Street before noon Sunday.
Riverside firefighters had been working to put out the blaze for several days. Wednesday morning it was 90% contained.
However, amid gusty winds, the fire jumped the containment lines Wednesday night, triggering evacuations between Misty Ridge Drive and Mitchell Avenue, the fire service said. It also caused several road closures in the area.
The fire created huge plumes of smoke. Firefighters were concerned about the wind carrying embers to the neighborhoods.
The crew made good progress with the flare-up. Just before 8 a.m., the fire service reported that all evacuations had been canceled.
Streets remained closed in the area between Mitchell Avenue, Valley Drive and Chadboune Avenue. Residents were also advised to spend too much time outside because of the smoke in the area.
The cause of the fire was unknown.