Fire reported on Pechanga Reservation

Firefighters were quickly able to contain a small brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon on the Pechanga Indian Reservation.The fire broke out about 5:05 p.m., according to Jacob Mejia, vice president of public and external affairs for the tribe.Pechanga Fire Department crews were the first on scene, and were supported by Cal Fire Riverside, Mejia said.An air attack was requested to drop fire retardant around the perimeter of the blaze, he said, and the fire was contained at about three acres at 6:20 p.m.No structures were lost in the fire, Mejia said.Will Fritz can be reached by email at
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