Amid elevated fire weather, crews battling flames in Corona-Chino Hills area

CORONA, Calif. (KABC) — Amid hot temperatures and dangerous conditions, fire crews are battling a brush fire that has shut down the 71 Freeway in the Corona-Chino Hills area.

A SigAlert was declared, with the eastbound and westbound 91 to the northbound 71 shut down for an undetermined amount of time. Drivers were advised to seek alternate routes.

The Rincon Fire was burning near the 71 Freeway at Butterfield Ranch, near the Prado basin spreading grounds.

The fire was initially estimated at 5 acres.

DEVELOPING: This story will be updated as more details become available.

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