The Jurupa Valley bushfire keeps firefighters busy overnight as the heat turns many parts of SoCal into an alert

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) — Firefighters worked all night to extinguish hot spots and clear a ring of vegetation around a wildfire that burned in two different locations in the Jurupa Valley, charring a total of 110 acres before progress stopped, the authorities said authorities on Sunday.

The fire, which has been dubbed the Union Fire, was first reported at 3:49 p.m. Saturday near Indian Camp Road and Candle Light Drive in the river bed, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The second spot was reported at 5:22 p.m. on Clay Street and General Road.

At least two houses burned and several others were threatened. At one point, firefighters said at least 30 other homes and apartment buildings were under immediate threat.

As of 2:10 a.m. Sunday, the fire was still 0% contained, firefighters said.

A mandatory evacuation order issued to residents south of Limonite Avenue, north of Riverview Drive, east of Avenue Juan Diaz and west of Maverick Lane was downgraded to an evacuation warning at 10 p.m. Saturday.

For an interactive evacuation map, click here.

A reception and care center has opened at Patriot High School at 4355 Camino Real, fire officials said. No injuries were reported.

Between the heat and drought, southern California’s fire risk remains high.

A heat warning goes into effect for many parts of the region, including Los Angeles and Orange counties and the Inland Empire, beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday and lasting until 8 p.m. Monday.

Temperatures are expected to reach between 90 and 105 degrees.

Authorities are asking residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors.

Under no circumstances should small children and pets be left unattended in vehicles, authorities are urging.

Also, wear clothing that is as light and loose-fitting as possible.

To reduce risk when working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends planning frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.

Meanwhile, the cause of the fire is under further investigation.

City News Service, Inc. contributed to this report.

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