File photo courtesy City of Jurupa Valley.

Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a brushfire in Reche Canyon, just north of Moreno Valley, which charred at least 17 acres, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department.

The blaze broke out near the intersection of Reche Canyon and Smiley Boulevard about 4:12 p.m., according to fire department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.

A total of 105 firefighters, one water dropping helicopter, four air tankers and 13 engine companies were dispatched to fight the blaze, Hagemann said.

As of 5:45 p.m. firefighters stopped the forward progress of the fire and the air tankers were released, Hagemann continued. Firefighters will remain at the scene for several hours to do mop-up on the brushfire.

No injuries were reported, Hagemann added. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

–City News Service

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