ANZA (CNS) – A brush fire that broke out Thursday a mile southeast of a larger wildland blaze in Anza burned about two acres before it was contained.
The non-injury fire was reported about 3:20 p.m. in the area of Ayers Way and Howard Road, just north of Highway 371, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
More than 50 personnel were sent to the location and quickly established containment lines between the highway and one of the roads. A Cal Fire air tanker was called in to make runs on the blaze and departed after a few minutes. The fire was encircled by 4 p.m.
No homes or other structures were threatened.
The blaze was close enough to a seven-acre wildfire contained less than an hour earlier near Cary and Tripp Flats roads that many of the resources from that fire were transferred over to the one at Ayers.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.