1,000-acre Bogart Fire determined to be human-caused
A brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in the Beaumont area and quickly scorched at least 1,000 acres was determined to be human-caused, Cal Fire investigators said.
Evacuations for the Banning Bench and the Highland Springs Village Mobile Home Park in Cherry Valley have been lifted, officials said. Residents returning home will need a valid ID.
The Bogart Fire, which had temporarily displaced 700 people and injured a firefighter, is 10 percent contained, officials tweeted.
The blaze started about 12:25 p.m. near International Park Road and Winesap Avenue, north of Beaumont, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
One out building has been destroyed in the blaze.
A firefighter suffered a non-life threatening injury, but no civilian injuries have been reported.
Authorities were asking anyone with information of “juvenile activity” near where the fire started to call the arson hotline at 800-633-2836.