SAN JACINTO - A wildfire that erupted today on the southern edge of the Soboba Indian Reservation just east of San Jacinto scorched roughly 9 acres before its rate of spread was stopped.
The non-injury blaze was reported at 4:55 p.m. in the area of Galicia Drive and McDermott Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
At least a dozen engine crews and several hand crews were sent to the location, encountering flames in a river bottom, burning east toward hills, a department official said.
Along with Riverside County fire personnel, tribal firefighters and crews from San Bernardino County joined the operation.
Two Cal Fire air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter made runs on the fire shortly before 6 p.m., and the fire's forward rate of spread was stopped withi