A wildfire that erupted Tuesday on the southern edge of the Soboba Indian Reservation just east of San Jacinto scorched roughly 10 acres before its rate of spread was 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.
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.
Along with Riverside County fire personnel, tribal firefighters and crews from San Bernardino County joined the operation.
Two Cal Fire air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter made runs on the fire shortly before 6 p.m., and the fire’s forward rate of spread was stopped within minutes.
The flames did not threaten any homes or other structures.
Crews were expected to continue working until midnight, fortifying containment lines and mopping up, according to reports from the scene.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
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