A brush fire broke out Wednesday on the east end of Moreno Valley, scorching roughly three acres before crews stopped it with the help of Cal Fire aircraft.

There was no immediate word on what sparked the non-injury blaze, which was reported about 1:15 p.m. in the area of Theodore Street and Ironwood Avenue.

The Riverside County Fire Department sent multiple engine crews that encountered flames burning at a moderate rate through light vegetation.

One home was briefly threatened, but Cal Fire air tankers made runs on the brusher, blunting its progress, according to reports from the scene.

At 1:48 p.m., the fire’s forward rate of spread was stopped, and crews were strengthening containment lines, preparing to begin mopping up for the remainder of the afternoon.

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