Flares witnessed being fired from a shifting automotive on the ninety one Freeway late Friday, April 28, began a minimum of three small fires close to Corona, in line with stories.
The Riverside police helicopter reported seeing somebody capturing flares from a automotive, probably a black Scion with purple lettering, close to the seventy one freeway about eleven:30 p.m. The crew then reported seeing fires beginning north of the ninety one on the seventy one.
The primary Corona hearth crew to reach reported separate fires of about quarter acre, one off the northbound seventy one south of Euclid Avenue, the second off the southbound lanes. A 3rd hearth, of two-three acres, was later reported.
The California Freeway Patrol shut down the southbound lanes close to Butterfield Ranch Street about eleven:forty five p.m.
Hearth engines from the Chino Valley Hearth District additionally responded to the fires.