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A 400-acre wildfire temporarily threatened some buildings in Fontana near Jurupa Hills Regional Park on Sunday.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the blaze, dubbed the Sierra Fire, was first reported around 3:30 p.m. near Sierra Avenue south of the I-10 Freeway.

The area quickly grew from just one acre to 40 acres at 4:00 p.m. and jumped again to 350 acres by 6:30 p.m., prompting a second fire alarm, which included the Riverside County Fire Department.

According to the San Bernardino Fire Department, the fire has been contained to at least 80 percent.

The fire is spreading in a southeasterly direction, “with moderate lateral extension to the east,” firefighters said.

Emergency services had previously positioned themselves in front of houses in the area in case the fire moved towards them. However, the danger to the buildings has now been contained.

As a result of the gun battle, Fontana Police have closed Sierra Avenue at Jurupa Avenue to the public. It is expected to reopen at 10 a.m. Monday morning.

Emergency services believe buildings are at risk from the spreading flames, but no evacuation orders have been issued yet.

Due to the large fire, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a wildfire smoke warning until Monday afternoon.

The warning was issued for parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, including the communities of Fontana, Jurupa Valley, Bloomington, Rialto and Colton.

Residents in these areas are advised to stay in their homes and keep windows and doors closed. Authorities advise avoiding strenuous physical activity and keeping air conditioning on while smoke is still in the air.