Fire burns four homes in Jurupa Valley [Updated]

A brush fire burned four residential structures in Jurupa Valley in Riverside County on Thursday morning and an elementary school was evacuated, authorities said.

The fire started on the center divider of Van Buren Boulevard and Jurupa Road and spread to nearby homes. Four structures were "well involved" with fire, according to Riverside County Fire Department officials. The blaze was first reported at 8:24 a.m.

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[Udpated, 10:45 a.m.: Two houses were destroyed and two damaged, officials said. Five outlying buildiings, 10 cars and a boat were also destroyed. The five-acre blaze is 50% contained.]

Fire officials did not immediately have information on the containment status of the fire, which was burning on five acres.

Van Buren Elementary School was evacuated, as was a Chevron station at Van Buren and Jurupa. 


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