Blaze erupts off Highway 371 near Aguanga

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AGUANGA (CNS) - A brush fire scorched a quarter-acre Monday, Nov. 16 near Aguanga before firefighters got the upper hand. The non-injury blaze was reported at about 7:45 a.m. in the area of Highway 371 and Wilson Valley Road, southwest of the Cahuilla Indian Reservation, and was fully contained less than an hour later, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Five engine crews, three hand crews and one water-dropping helicopter were sent to the location and encountered flames moving at a slow to moderate rate. Crews were expected to remain on scene until about 10:15 a.m. for cleanup efforts. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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