TEMESCAL VALLEY – A spot fire that erupted today alongside Interstate 15 in Temescal Valley was contained by a construction crew prior to firefighters’ arrival, before it could leap into vegetation.
The non-injury blaze was reported about 11 a.m. Friday along northbound I-15, just south of Indian Truck Trail, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Multiple Riverside County Fire Department engine crews deployed to the location, but before personnel could reach it, a construction vehicle stopped on the shoulder, and an unconfirmed number of workers immediately began battling the flames, according to the CHP and fire department.
The small spot fire did not spread into surrounding vegetation as a result of the workers’ efforts.
Fire crews completely extinguished the flames at 11:20 a.m., according to reports from the scene.
Traffic on northbound I-15 was impacted by the fire, but no lanes were shut down.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.
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