A fire that erupted Tuesday in a field southwest of Diamond Valley Lake in Winchester consumed 28 acres before crews knocked it down.

The non-injury blaze was reported at 1:05 p.m. near the intersection of Scott and Winchester roads, less than two miles from the lake, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The fire was declared 100% contained shortly before 5 p.m.

Multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames moving at a moderate clip in medium vegetation, across open ground, according to the fire department.

Two Cal Fire air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter began runs on the fire at 1:25 p.m. Thirty minutes later, the fire slowed considerably, allowing crews to establish tentative containment lines.

The aircraft were released, returning to Hemet-Ryan Airport by 2 p.m., according to reports from the scene.

No homes or other structures were threatened.

California Highway Patrol officers shut down southbound lanes on Winchester Road, between Pouroy and Scott roads, as a safety precaution. The corridor was completely reopened by 4 p.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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