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A brush fire that erupted Wednesday just north of Lake Mathews scorched an acre of terrain before crews stopped it.

The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before noon in the area of La Sierra Avenue and Lakepointe Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Multiple engine crews from the county and Corona Fire Department were sent to the location and encountered flames moving at a slow rate through medium vegetation.

No homes or other structures were threatened.

A Cal Fire water-dropping helicopter and two air tankers were called in to make runs on the brusher, aiding firefighters in establishing containment lines, according to reports from the scene.

The fire was declared under control at 12:50 p.m.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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