A brush fire broke out Monday alongside Interstate 15 in Eastvale, burning nearly two acres in a field and disrupting freeway traffic, but not threatening any structures or cars.
The non-injury brusher was reported about 2:45 p.m. along the southbound side of I-15, near Limonite Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Multiple Riverside County and Corona Fire Department engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames burning in vegetation along the shoulder of the freeway.
Several motorists stopped and tried to extinguish the blaze using fire extinguishers, but the winds were too high, and the flames spread into open space, according to reports from the scene.
Crews were initially making progress encircling the brusher, but it extended beyond containment lines about 3:50 p.m., and additional resources were summoned to help knock it down.
The CHP shut down the exit to eastbound Limonite from southbound I-15 to accommodate first responders. The freeway remained open, but traffic was very slow through the area because of the fire.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.