A fire that erupted Friday on a hillside just east of Interstate 15 in Home Gardens blackened about an acre before crews got it under control.
The non-injury blaze was reported just after 1 p.m. in the area of Indiana Avenue and Grant Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The agency said multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames breaking in two directions on the hillside, away from residences.
Despite light winds, firefighters quickly established containment lines, and the fire’s forward rate of spread was stopped at 1:30 p.m., according to reports from the scene. The blaze was fully contained a short time later.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.