A three-acre brush fire broke out Friday afternoon in rugged terrain near the Pinyon Pines area of the San Bernardino National Forest.

There was no word on what sparked the blaze, which was reported to be two acres at about 3:30 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Wilderness, southeast of Highway 74 and Scenic Drive.

The fire was burning in remote terrain, making access difficult for fire engines, U.S Forest Service spokeswoman Lisa Cox said. She said three air tankers and hand crews were dispatched to the scene.

The fire was burning at a slow rate of spread and that it was not immediately threatening any structures or campgrounds, Cox said.

“I don’t think (firefighters) are expecting it to get real big, real quick,” she told City News Service about 4:45 p.m.

The San Bernardino National Forest tweeted at about 6:45 p.m. that progress of the fire had been stopped at three acres and was about 20% contained.

Crews were set to remain in the area overnight to handle the fire.

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