A fire that broke out Thursday amid Santa Ana winds just west of Perris Valley Airport was quickly knocked down before it could jump surrounding roads.
The non-injury blaze was reported about 2:55 p.m. near the intersection of A Street and Mapes Road, about three-quarters of a mile from the airport’s western boundary, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Multiple engine crews encountered flames in an open field, propelled by 15-20 mph easterly winds. Firefighters established containment lines using streets as natural fire breaks, holding the blaze at a half-acre, with full containment about 3:20 p.m.
No structures were damaged.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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