UPDATED: Firefighters quell blaze near French Valley Airport

Fire crews battle the small fire near Benton Road in unincorporated Riverside County. Kim Harris photo
Fire crews battle the small fire near Benton Road in unincorporated Riverside County. Kim Harris photo

UPDATED at 4:52 p.m. June 29:

A small brush fire near the intersection of Penfield Lane and Benton Road was contained late Thursday afternoon.

The fire was contained at two acres at about 4:20 p.m., said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department

At that time, crews expected to spend approximately an additional hour working on the blaze, Newman said.

Original story:

A small brush fire was observed near the intersection of Penfield Lane and Benton Road in French Valley Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 3:12 p.m., and was burning approximately a quarter acre, said Jodie Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department.

Fire crews were on the scene as of 3:30 p.m.

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