A brush fire that broke out Tuesday northwest of the Cahuilla Indian Reservation in Sage scorched roughly 3.5 acres and left one person injured before crews stopped it.
The blaze was reported shortly after 11 a.m. in the area of Donnell Drive and Thomas Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The agency said that three Cal Fire air tankers and two water-dropping helicopters were first to reach the location and encountered flames moving at a slow rate through medium vegetation.
The air resources immediately went to work making runs on the brusher, which was in the vicinity of several homes, according to reports from the scene.
The air drops blunted the fire’s progress, and ground crews completely contained the fire about 1 p.m.
No structures were damaged.
One civilian suffered minor injuries, but there were no specific details.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Crews were expected to finish mopping up by 4 p.m.