Firefighters gained ground on Sunday on a wildfire burning near Gavilan Hills east of Perris that had scorched 250 acres.
The so-called Gavilan fire was 50 percent under control on Sunday, less than a day after.
Previously issued evacuation warnings and road closures remain in effect for the following areas:
- East of Gavilan Road, north of Santa Rosa Mine Road, west of Crescent Canyon Drive/Homestead Road, and south of Gustin Road;
- East of Norbert Street, north of El Nido Road, west of Lee/San Jacinto and south of Gustin Road; And
- South of Country Pine, east of Gold Valley.
Martin Luther King High School, located at 9301 Wood Road, in Riverside, has set up a care and shelter for displaced residents. Large and small animals can also be brought to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, which is located at 6851 Van Buren Boulevard in Jurupa Valley.
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