HEMET (CNS) - A brush fire erupted this afternoon southeast of Hemet, burning downhill into a drainage canal near homes until Cal Fire aircraft slowed it down.
The non-injury blaze was reported about 4:05 p.m. in the area of Marshall Avenue and Valle Heights Road, south of Highway 74, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Two air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter were the first to reach the location and initiated runs on the roughly two-acre brusher as it moved downslope, expanding toward an orange grove. Engine and hand crews were making their way toward the blaze as of 4:30 p.m.
There was no word on what triggered the fire.
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