MORENO VALLEY: Pursuit Leads To Multiple Structure Fires

On Thursday afternoon, August 15, 2019, a neighborhood was under mandatory evacuation after a police pursuit resulted in a vegetation fire which quickly spread to several nearby homes. The fire was reported around 4:10pm near Bay and Phyllis avenues. Unconfirmed reports indicate that Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies were pursuing a suspect in a stolen vehicle when two patrol units and the suspect vehicle caught fire in a field behind several homes. No injuries were immediately reported however, several homes in the area were under mandatory evacuation.A tweet from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department provided little details only stating, “On 08/15/ deputies located a stolen vehicle that was mobile in the city. Deputies pursued the vehicle and detained 2 persons. There is no additional information at this time. There is also a fire in the area of Bay and Grant. Stay out of the area.”