A 300-acre fire was spreading south of Beaumont early Sunday, fire authorities in Riverside County said.

The wildfire was first reported at around 1 a.m. near La Borde Canyon Road and Jack Rabbit Trail, according to CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department.

The area where the fire started is remote, and “firefighters had difficulty accessing the fire due to its location deep into rugged terrain,” fire officials said.

More than 100 firefighters were already assigned to halt the blaze, with a few firefighting aircraft called in for support.

No structures were threatened, and no evacuations had been ordered as of Sunday morning.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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