A brush fire erupted Thursday on the eastern perimeter of the Cleveland National Forest in Lakeland Village, scorching an acre as crews deployed to stop it.
The non-injury blaze was reported at 4:10 p.m. in the area of Hayes Avenue and Churchill Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The agency said that multiple county engine crews, as well as a strike team from the U.S. Forest Service, were sent to the location and encountered flames moving at a slow rate upslope on a hillside.
As of 4:40 p.m., firefighters were tentatively establishing containment lines, working to stop the brusher’s forward rate of spread.
No homes or other structures were immediately threatened.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.