Rock Fire in Anza believed to be man-made, Cal Fire looks for owners of nearby marijuana cultivation site

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The Rock Fire at Chapmen looking toward Ramsey Road. Larry Mendell photo
ANZA (CNS) - Riverside County Fire Department law enforcement are looking for the owners of a marijuana cultivation site located in the area of a 295-acre brush fire on the south end of Anza that destroyed multiple homes and other structures. The blaze, known as the Rock fire, was reported shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Gulley View Drive and Rock Canyon Road, bordering the Cahuilla Indian Reservation. During suppression efforts, fire officials discovered a marijuana cultivation site in the 57000 block of Gulley View Drive. Officials stated they are seeking the property owners and anyone who may have been on the property at the time the fire started. The fire's forward rate of spread was stopped four hours after it erupted, but the flames continued to expand into rocky hill
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