Brush fire in Anza burns 95 acres; 100% contained

Riverside County Fire kept the vegetation fire to 95 acres. DIane Sieker/Valley News photo

ANZA – The Bautista Fire, a brush fire that burned 95 acres in the unincorporated community of Anza was 100% contained at 4:13 pm this afternoon according to Riverside County Fire Department.

Yesterday “Crews remained on scene working on full containment,” according to a news statement from the Riverside County Fire Department.
The flames were first reported around 1:35 p.m. Saturday near state Route 371 and Bautista Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department’s April Newman.
Fire officials initially said the fire’s forward spread had been halted at 2 p.m. but the flames kicked up again and firefighting aircraft were redeployed to the scene.
About 145 firefighters were assigned to the blaze in brush described as medium, Newman said. No injuries were reported.
The California Highway Patrol said state Route 371 was shut down between Bautista and Baliff roads.
City News Service contributed to this report