Bautista Fire in Anza burns 95 acres

A group of firefighters approach the Bautista Fire in Anza, Saturday, June 19. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
A brush fire that has burned 95 acres in the unincorporated community of Anza was 95% contained as of press time, Monday, June 21.“Crews remain 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 Saturday, June 19, 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
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