RIVERSIDE — Cal Fire officials estimate 1,261 acres have burned near Winchester in Riverside County Thursday.
The #PattersonFire is 1,261 acres and 40% contained.
— CAL FIRE Riverside (@CALFIRERRU) May 18, 2018
Crews say the blaze is 40 percent contained.
About six homes have been evacuated in the rural area between Hidden Falls Road and Vista Road. Fire officials say one unoccupied structure has been destroyed.
Airplanes and helicopters fighting the blaze have been able to fill up on water at the nearby Diamond Valley Lake.
We will update this developing story as we learn more.