A brush fire broke out in Mecca Tuesday, prompting Cal Fire aircraft to briefly make runs on the flames from above.

The blaze was reported at 12:17 p.m. in the 89000 block of Avenue 64 and had blackened 25 acres by 3:45 p.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The first engine on scene reported a five-acre brusher burning at a moderate rate of spread. Five dozen firefighters were sent to the scene, including personnel from the Idyllwild Fire Protection District, Palm Springs Fire Department and Imperial County Fire Department.

Three Cal Fire aircraft were summoned to initiate runs on the brusher, although a fire official said Tuesday afternoon that they had since been released.

Imperial Irrigation District crews were summoned to assist with unspecified issues related to power lines.

No injuries or structural damage were reported.

There was no immediate word on what sparked the blaze.

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