A fire that erupted Friday on the west side of Perris scorched just under an acre before crews stopped it.

The non-injury blaze was reported about 3:40 p.m. in the area of Sunrise Road and North A Street, just south of Metz Park, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said that multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames burning at a moderate rate in open space, not threatening any homes or other structures.

A Cal Fire water-dropping helicopter was summoned to make runs on the fire, and by 4:30 p.m., the forward rate of spread had been stopped, according to reports from the scene.

The blaze was fully contained a short time later.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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