A brush fire that erupted Wednesday on a hillside in Homeland burned 20 acres before being fully contained.
The non-injury blaze was reported at 4 p.m. between Briggs and Sultanas roads, just north of Highway 74, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames in medium vegetation, moving across open space, not threatening homes or other structures, the department reported.
A Cal Fire water-dropping helicopter from nearby Hemet-Ryan Airport made runs on the fire, aiding firefighters in encircling it.
At 4:50 p.m, the blaze’s forward rate of spread was stopped, and the fire was declared 100% contained a short time later.
Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene, mopping up, until 8 p.m.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.