Firefighters reach full containment on Indian Fire near Anza

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Firefighters battle the Indian Fire near Anza Friday afternoon. Valley News/Cal Fire Riverside courtesy photo
ANZA (CNS) - A wildfire that broke out on a hillside just north of Highway 371 in Anza, scorching 59 acres and briefly threatening homes on the Cahuilla Indian Reservation, was now 100% contained, Cal Fire officials said today. The non-injury blaze was reported at 3:25 p.m. Friday in the area of Indian Road and Deer Mountain Way, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Staff at the nearby Cahuilla Indian Casino were the first to spot the flames and called 911. The fire department said 26 engine crews and nine hand crews — more than 250 personnel — were sent to the location and encountered flames burning at a moderate rate to the north, approaching power lines and a ranch. Because the fire was burning on a slope with no access for vehicles, five Cal Fire air tankers
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