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46 Fire In Jurupa Valley Ignites Near End Of Car Chase, Forces Evacuations

46 Fire In Jurupa Valley Ignites Near End Of Car Chase, Forces Evacuations


HADN’T GOT HERE AS QUICK AS THEY DID. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR FIREFIGHTERS. A FAST-MOVING FIRE BROKE OUT IN JURUPA VALLEY OVERNIGHT. BUILDINGS DESTROYED. REPORTER: GOOD MORNING. FIRE CREWS SAY THREE HOMES AND TWO LARGE PROPERTIES, HOUSING A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES, YOU CAN SEEK ONE BEHIND US HERE. THEY WENT UP IN FLAMES. YOU COULD SEE THE CARDBOARD PULLED OUT, TIRED. WE JUST GOT VIDEO IN OF AN AREA DESTROYED. THIS IS THE LEWIS CENTER ON RIVERVIEW. THEY’VE BEEN FIXING IT UP FOR YEARS. SADLY, IT’S AND ASHES. THEY WANTED TO REOPEN IT FOR A NATURE CENTER FOR SCOUTS. HE’S GRATEFUL NOBODY WAS HURT BUT IT’S A HUGE LOSS. INVESTIGATORS THINK THE BURNING CAR, INVOLVED IN A POLICE PURSUIT AROUND MIDNIGHT IS NOW AROUND CRIME TAPE. THEY THINK THAT IT STARTED THE FIRE. WIND GUSTS BLOWING THROUGH ALONG THE LARGE 5-FOOT PRINT. ONE OF THEM INCINERATED THIS FAMILY BUSINESS. DON’T FIND ANYTHING. EVERYTHING DISAPPEARED. REPORTER: ‘S FAMILIES YARD WAS DESTROYED. THE FLAMES CHARRED THE COMPANY NEXT DOOR. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES DROVE IN QUICKLY, WORRIED THE TRUCK MIGHT EXPLODE, HARMING FIREFIGHTERS. MANY MORE BUSINESSES WERE LEFT SCRAMBLING. THEY WERE ULTIMATELY ABLE TO SAFE THE SHELTER, HUNDREDS OF CATS AND DOGS IN PLACE BUT BEFORE FIREFIGHTERS BEAT BACK FLAMES, STAFF AND NEIGHBORS RUSHED IN TO HELP EVACUATE ANIMALS. IT TOUCHES MY HEART. THEY ARE DEDICATED TO THE ANIMALS. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE I SHUT UP AND THERE WERE ALREADY NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS, BOARD MEMBERS HERE. THE SUPPORT IS TREMENDOUS. REPORTER: MANY MORE PEOPLE WERE AFFECTED BY EVACUATIONS, NOT KNOWN EXACTLY HOW MANY ORDERS WERE ISSUED FOR NEIGHBORS WEST AND EAST OF VANDER BLVD. NORTH OF THE RIVER BOTTOM AND RIVERVIEW DRIVE AND 46th STREET. WE ARE STILL WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM FIRE CREWS AS TO EXACTLY HOW IT ALL STANDS AND

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