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A brush fire that erupted Thursday in the Santa Ana River bottom between Jurupa Valley and Riverside consumed just under an acre close to where a fire burned a day before.

The non-injury blaze was reported about 3:40 p.m. near the Mission Inn Avenue bridge, just north of Mt. Rubidoux, according to the Riverside Fire Department.

Multiple city and Riverside County Fire Department engine crews converged on the location within minutes, encountering slow-moving flames in thick vegetation, according to officials at the scene.

Firefighters stopped the fire’s forward rate of spread about 4:25 p.m. and fully contained the brusher less than an hour later.

The fire broke out about a quarter-mile from where another river bottom fire scorched close to three acres on Wednesday. That blaze was determined to be caused by cooking or other fires within a homeless encampment.

The cause of Thursday’s blaze was under investigation.

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