Evacuations lifted in Skyline fire near Corona in Riverside County

A helicopter drops a load of water Thursday evening to battle the Skyline fire behind homes on Clearing Lane in Corona.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Officials have lifted evacuation orders as firefighters gained control over a vegetation fire near the city of Corona in Riverside County.

The Skyline fire was reported at 4:37 p.m. by Skyline Drive and Foothill Parkway, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Riverside County Fire Department. It was 51 acres and 40% contained as of 8:30 p.m.

The Corona Fire Department had ordered precautionary evacuations for the streets of Clearing Circle, Meandering Lane, Burrero Way, Corbett Street and Overland Lane. Corona High School was designated as an evacuation center.


More than 200 firefighters, as well as several helicopters and air tankers, responded to the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.