A brush fire that erupted Friday southeast of Hemet burned roughly five acres before it was partially contained.
The non-injury blaze was reported about 4:05 p.m. in the area of Marshall Avenue and Valle Heights Road, south of Highway 74, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Two air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter were the first to reach the location and initiated runs on the brusher as it moved downhill, expanding toward an orange grove.
The aircraft slowed the blaze despite light to moderate winds, and its forward rate of spread was stopped at 4:40 p.m. No homes or other structures were threatened.
Hand crews, with the help of the helicopter, were establishing tentative containment lines and knocking down flare-ups by 5 p.m., according to reports from the scene. The tankers returned to Hemet-Ryan Airport around that time.
There was no word on what triggered the fire.