Blaze engulfs mobile home, spreads to surrounding land

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A fire erupted inside a mobile home southeast of Hemet Thursday, July 23, and spread to surrounding brush, leading to several spot fires that crews prevented from growing out of control.

The non-injury blaze was reported about 4:15 p.m. in the 30900 block of Red Mountain Road, near Osage Road, in the unincorporated community of Sage,according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames raging in the unoccupied single wide trailer, according to the department.

The structure fire was stopped by 4:45 p.m.; however, flames jumped into vegetation adjacent to the mobile home, prompting additional resources to be dispatched to contain the spot fires, according to reports from the scene.

No other structures were threatened as crews gradually encircled the small-scale brushers. A Cal Fire water-dropping helicopter was also making runs on them.

The cause of the blaze that started in the mobile home was under investigation.