A vegetation fire sparked in unincorporated Perris on a breezy, hot and dry Monday afternoon, Sept. 13, the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department said.
The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. in 22600 block of Norma Street, Cal Fire said. The fire’s forward rate of spread was stopped and it was holding at 20 acres as of around 4:30 p.m., Cal Fire said.
No containment had been reached as of about 4:30 p.m., Cal Fire said.
#NormaFIRE Update – Fire holding at about 20 acres and 0% contained. Forward spread stopped. Resources will be on scene for several hours due to extensive mop-up. Photos: @calfirerru pic.twitter.com/Ypn6LWSZoJ
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) September 13, 2021
Wind gusts between 20 to 25 mph were recorded in the Perris area throughout the afternoon and temperatures reached 100 degrees, said Stefanie Sullivan, meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s San Diego office. The area also experienced a “pretty low” relative humidity between 12 and 14 percent, Sullivan said.
The fire’s cause was under investigation, Cal Fire said.