Skip to Content

Cabazon fire burns near homeless camp, wind is issue says Fire Dept.

A fire that erupted Monday near a homeless encampment just south of Interstate 10 in Cabazon burned more than seven acres and a wind driven fire.

The blaze was reported about 10 a.m. in the area of Almond Street and Bonita Avenue, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames burning at a moderate rate through light brush in very windy conditions. No homes or other structures were under immediate threat.

As of 11 a.m., firefighters were working to encircle the brusher, and announced they had containment lines down just after noon.

The California Highway Patrol reported that the flames broke out adjacent to a squatter camp, but it was not immediately clear whether a debris, warming or cooking fire at the site might have triggered the blaze.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Rich Tarpening

City News Service


News Channel 3 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content