A fire that broke out Wednesday south of Highway 371 in Anza charred roughly 10 acres and threatened several homes before Cal Fire aircraft slowed it down.
The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 10 a.m. in the area of Bradford and Tule Valley roads, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames adjacent to a mobile home, spreading quickly in medium brush amid easterly winds.
Two Cal Fire air tankers and two water-dropping helicopters were summoned and made runs on the brusher, slowing its progress and preventing it from reaching two to three properties in the path of the flames, according to reports from the scene.
Crews were gradually encircling the blaze as of 11 a.m., but there was no estimate on full containment.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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