Evacuation orders were lifted for residents of 100 mobile homes in Thermal who were forced out because of a wind-driven vegetation fire that has charred 22 acres and is 10 percent contained Wednesday morning.
The blaze, initially reported as a mulch fire, broke out around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Fillmore Street and Avenue 69, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Sixty firefighters were dispatched to the scene, and no injuries were reported.
Evacuations were ordered on the north side of the Oasis Mobile Home Park in the 88700 block of Avenue 70, officials said. A reception center for evacuees was established at Desert Mirage High School, 86150 66th Ave. Evacuation orders were lifted at 8 p.m. Tuesday and the reception center was closed.
Fillmore Street was closed due to the blaze between Avenue 68 and Avenue 70.
Power was cut to about 24 Imperial Irrigation District customers about 7:30 p.m., then restored about 9 p.m., the fire department said.
The fire was burning roughly 10 miles from an earlier 130-acre blaze that began burning Saturday but was declared fully contained Monday night. Desert winds kicked up hot spots within the containment lines of that fire Tuesday afternoon.
There was no word on the cause of either fire.
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