This story will be updated as reports come in.
UPDATE at 9:16 p.m. Aug. 20: The Vista Fire that scorched 500 acres in Winchester Monday is 100 percent contained, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department is reporting.
The blaze was contained at 8 p.m. and full control is expect by 6 p.m. Tuesday. Ground firefighting resources are on scene throughout the night.
Two firefighters were injured in the blaze that flared up in the area of Vista and Rawson roads (see attached map) shortly before noon Monday. One firefighter sustained minor injuries earlier in the day, and at 4:45 p.m. Cal Fire reported a second firefighter was transported to an area hospital for evaluation of injuries.
More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze with ground and aerial assaults using eight aircraft.
It’s unknown what may have sparked the fire, which is currently under investigation.
No structures were damaged in the fire, according to Cal Fire.
Amber Bensema said she was driving on Domenigoni Parkway near where she lives and saw fire trucks and smoke.
“Then [I] just started seeing flames shooting up the mountain. It was pretty crazy,” she said, noting that she believed homes were nearby.
Riverside County firefightes has been assisted by crews from Cal Fire/San Bernardino, Cal Fire/San Diego and March Air Force Base.