Update: Wildfire in Whitewater 100% Contained After Burning 52 Acres

Update: Wildfire in Whitewater 100% Contained After Burning 52 Acres

Taylor Martinez

The Water Fire burning in Whitewater is 52 acres with 100% containment as of Wednesday night.

The blaze was reported at 1:26 p.m. Sunday near Whitewater Canyon Road in the Whitewater Preserve area, about 10 miles east of the massive Apple Fire, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The size of the fire was revised down from an earlier estimate of 100 acres, fire officials said.

The fire prompted 220 firefighters to be dispatched to the area. Their focus will now shift on mopping up hotspots for the next several hours, fire officials said.

Interstate 10 off-ramps for Whitewater Canyon Road were closed in both directions, as well as Tipton Road from Wendy Road to the Interstate 10, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

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