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Sierra Fire Grows to 147 Acres in Rialto, Fontana Area



    Sierra Fire Threatens Homes in Rialto, Fontana

    A new fire threatens the Inland Empire as gusty winds fuel the Sierra Fire sending embers down streets into neighborhoods in Rialto. Toni Guinyard reports for Today in LA on Nov. 14, 2018.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018)

    A brush fire erupted near the intersection of North Riverside Avenue and Sierra Avenue in Fontana Tuesday night and threatened homes on the border of Fontana and Rialto as it grew rapidly.

    San Bernardino County Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Sherwin told NBC4 that the fire was first reported at approximately 9:30 p.m.

    The SBCFD's official Twitter account labeled the vegetation fire as the "Sierra Fire" and recorded the flames at 2-3 acres at 10:03 p.m.  Only 15 minutes later, the fire had grown to 20 acres.

    The Sierra Fire was predominantly burning alongside North Riverside Avenue between Sierra Avenue and North Adler Avenue, but high winds assisted in spreading the flames, with embers clearly visibly flying into the bordering neighborhoods.

    Sierra Fire Burns in Rialto, Fontana

    [LA] Sierra Fire Burns in Rialto, Fontana

     A brush fire quickly grew and threatend homes in Fontana and Rialto on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018)

    The embers spread and quickly lit up a fence and a tree. Firefighters were on scene to put out hot spots, but the winds posed a major threat.

    As of 11:45 p.m., firefighters were holding the fire at 20 acres and no mandatory evacuations were ordered.

    Overnight, the fire grew to 147 acres as of 6 a.m. and crews will remain on the ground to reinforce containment lines. 

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