Crews quickly got the upper hand Wednesday afternoon on a brush fire that broke out alongside the Riverside (91) Freeway in Corona.
The non-injury blaze was reported at 4:05 p.m. along the eastbound 91, just east of the Corona (71) Expressway transition, and quickly blackened about an acre.
Multiple engine crews from the Corona and the Riverside County fire departments encountered flames between the freeway and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line, just north of Palisades Drive.
The brusher was confined to a limited burn space, thanks to concrete barriers created by the freeway and Palisades, according to reports from the scene. No homes or businesses were evacuated.
The California Highway Patrol shut down one of the southbound transition lanes from the 71 to the 91 as a precaution, and the BNSF line was also taken out of service, bringing all rail traffic, including Metrolink commuter trains, to a halt.
Moderate winds were pushing the flames to the east in thin vegetation, according to the Corona Fire Department. Containment was expected before 6 p.m.
There was no word on what triggered the fire.
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