Firefighters make quick work of Lake Elsinore brush fire

LAKE ELSINORE – Firefighters Sept. 10 contained a brushfire that broke out in a rural region north of Lake Elsinore to 34 acres.

The non-injury fire was reported at 1:49 p.m. near Ellie Way and El Toro Road, in a hilly region crisscrossed by dirt roads, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department.

About 75 firefighters on the ground were assisted by two air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter.

The fire was contained by 4 p.m., and the cause was under investigation, Hagemann said.

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