Sunday in the Community of High Grove in Riverside County, the advancement of a fast moving brush fire was halted by firefighters overnight.
CBS Los Angeles reports that late Sunday afternoon, the Opera Fire, was reportedly said to be about 60 percent contained after the blaze roared through and burned around 1,350 acres. According to firefighters, they are reportedly focusing on air drops today, Monday, May 1st, since the flames are now burning in rocky terrain.
At around 3:43 p.m. Sunday afternoon, the fire was first reported at 30 acres, but by 9:50 p.m. it had had grown to 1,350 acres. At some point, about 40 homes were reportedly threatened during the fire, but there weren’t any evacuation orders executed.
According to the fire department, early on in the fire fight, drones flying in the area hampered their ability to fight the fire.