WINCHESTER (CNS) - A brush fire that erupted today on the north end of Winchester charred roughly an acre and forced a road closure before it was stopped.
The non-injury blaze was reported at 2:10 p.m. in the area of Briggs and Matthews roads, near Heritage Lake, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The agency said more than a half-dozen engine crews and a hand crew from the county and Murrieta Fire & Rescue were sent to the location, encountering flames moving at a moderate rate through grass and a stand of trees.
Cal Fire aircraft were initially summoned to make runs on the brusher but were called off and sent back to Hemet-Ryan Airport a few minutes later.
The fire's forward rate of spread was stopped at 2:40 p.m., and it was fully contained a half-hour later.