CalTrans has shut down the eastbound side of Highway 60 just west of the Interstate 10 split due to a growing wildfire in the area.
The westbound side of the highway is back open. One lane is now open on the eastbound side.
EB lane #1 open WB all lanes open. https://t.co/tsRKlafIm4— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) July 30, 2020
The fire was first reported at 12:51 p.m. near Highway 60 and Jack Rabbit Trail. The blaze has since grown to 35 acres of light vegetation involved.
There is also an RV on fire, according to Cal Fire.
As of 3:15 p.m. the fire had grown to 104 acres and was 20 percent contained.
Wildland Fire: RPT @ 12:53 p.m. Hwy 60 X Jack Rabbit Trl. Beaumont. One RV and 5 acres of light vegetation involved, moderate rate of spread. No injuries. 2 BC, 8 ENG, 2 CREWS, 1 DOZER, 1 WATERTENDER, AIRCRAFT #RabbitFIRE pic.twitter.com/wKs50X0xNG— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) July 30, 2020
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