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By Kim Harris
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Ribbon fire grows to 200 acres with 5 percent containment, evacuations in place


Last updated 7/26/2018 at 10:17pm

UPDATE: July 26, 10 p.m.

The Ribbon fire, which broke out earlier today in the Pinyon Community at the intersection of Highway 74 and Ribbonwood Drive has now charred 200 acres and is 5 percent contained, according to the most recent update issued by CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department.

Evacuations remain in place for Alpine Village, Pinyon Crest, Pinyon Pines and Pinyon Flatts Campground.

Palm Canyon Drive, Jeraboa Rd, St. Bernard Drive, Chillon Heights, Lucerne Drive, Locarno Heights, Chaumont, Casino Road, Chalet Drive, Lido Court, Alpine Drive, Zurich Avenue, San Carlo, Paradiso, Materhorn View, Riesling Way, Glacier Pass, St. Moritz Drive, Pinesmoke Road, Bellevue Court, Lausanne, Bella Vista, Dunn Road, Pinyon Crest Drive, Scenic Drive, Tower Lane, Santa Rosa Road, Nolina Road, Yucca Road, Carrizo Road, Buckthorn Lane, Chia Lane, Waterwell Lane, Granite House Lane, Manzanita Park Road, Sun Terrace, Ribbonwood Road, San Jacinto Road, Linda Vista Road, San Lorenzo Road, Gateway Lane, Sonora, Hanging Rock Lane, Boundary Lane, S. View Drive, Eden Drive, St. Pierre Road, Balfrin Road, Alpenrose Drive, Belvedere Road, Interlaken Avenue, Monte Rosa, Sugarloaf Avenue, Indio Avenue, Buck Drive, Wald Court, Pozo Drive, Vallecito Lane, Val Memory Lane, Pinyon Dr,. Burlwood Drive, Dolomite Lane, Rockwood Drive, Stonecrest Road, Snow Williamson, Campground Road and Averill Drive are all impacted by the evacuations.

According to CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department Spokeswoman Tawny Cabral, the evacuation warning will be re-evaluated tomorrow at 5 p.m.

"Firefighters will remain on-scene working to improve containment," she said.

Jacob Preal contributed to this story.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information becomes available.


As firefighters continue to battle the raging Cranston fire near Idyllwild, a lightning strike may have caused a second fire in the area of Pinyon Pines today. As of press time, the Ribbon fire, burning at a "moderate rate of speed," has charred roughly 100 acres in the area of Highway 74 and Ribbonwood Drive.

The fire initially covered 40 acres around noon, but was said to reach 100 acres by 1:27 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

At this time the firefighters have reached no containment, but has held the fire to 100 acres. .

At 5:30 p.m., evacuation warnings have been issued for Alpine Village, Pinyon Crest, Pinyon Pines and the Pinyon Flatts campground.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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