A wildfire that erupted Tuesday on the southern edge of the Soboba Indian Reservation just east of San Jacinto burned 9 acres before being stopped.
The non-injury blaze was reported at 4:55 p.m. in the area of Galicia Drive and McDermott Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire Galicia Fire was 40% contained, the department announced at 8:21 p.m.
At least a dozen engine crews and several hand crews were sent to the location, encountering flames in a river bottom, burning east toward hills, a department official said.
Two Cal Fire air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter made runs on the fire shortly before 6 p.m., and the fire’s rate of spread was stopped within minutes.
The flames did not threaten any homes or other structures.
Resources will remain committed throughout the night, according to the department.
Tribal firefighters and crews from San Bernardino County joined Riverside County firefighters in the effort to extinguish the fire.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.