A brush fire in the Juniper Flats area between Perris and San Jacinto has burned 520 acres and was 60% contained Tuesday morning as crews worked to achieve full containment of the blaze.
The “Horseshoe Fire” was reported at 5:52 p.m. Saturday near the 21000 block of Horseshoe Trail, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Thirty-four engine crews and eight hand crews, numbering more than 230 personnel, continued to encircle the fire, officials said.
Cal Fire air tankers and water-dropping helicopters made runs on the blaze.
Two hundred residents from 60 homes in the community of Mayberry in San Jacinto were under evacuation orders Saturday night but were allowed to return home Sunday.
No injuries have been reported and no homes destroyed by the blaze, the cause of which remains under investigation.
A smoke advisory was issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District Tuesday morning, with air quality potentially becoming unhealthy for sensitive groups in the San Jacinto Valley-Hemet area, Perris Valley, San Gorgonio Pass, Beaumont, Calimesa, Banning and Cabazon.
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