Wildfires scorch hundreds of acres in Inland Empire


A wildfire known as the Opera fire was threatening homes in Riverside County after it grew to around 1,350 acres according to officials last night.

The Opera fire was reported yesterday around 3:45 p.m.  in the Highgrove community between San Bernardino and Riverside according to the Riverside County Fire Department. A cause for the fire is still under investigation. 

The fire grew from 30 acres to around 1,350 by midnight according to fire officials. At least fifteen homes were thought to be in danger or destroyed at the time. More than 125 firefighters were on the scene attempting to fight the fire with air tankers, helicopters and ground crews. 

Firefighting efforts had to be put on hold at one point thanks to civilians operating personal drones in the area. 

Unfortunately, that wasn't the only blaze firefighters had to deal with yesterday. 

A second blaze was reported in the Temescal Valley around a large housing subdivision at 6:30 pm on Sunday. The Jameson fire burned 15 acres before firefighters were able to stop the fire's advance. 

A third vegetation fire in the Cajon Pass near the northbound 15 spread to around 200 acres and was 20% contained as of 7:30pm last night. 

Finally, a fourth fire broke out around 2 pm amid avacodo fields and heavy vegetation in an unincorporated area of Temecula. 

The 5-acre Rosa fire  was quickly brought under control as more than 100 firefighters had responded to the Rosa fire, and fire officials said air crews dumped retardant around the perimeter.

By 6:30 p.m., the Rosa fire was 


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