Janelle Fire in Aguanga scorches over 12 acres

Fire department crews stage along St. Hwy. 371 during the Janelle Fire Tuesday, May 14 in Aguanga. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
A quick-moving brush fire scorched just over 12 acres alongside St. Hwy. 371 in Aguanga Tuesday, May 14.Dubbed the Janelle Fire, the blaze prompted California Highway Patrol officers to shut down the highway in both directions near Janelle Dr. until crews could contain the flames.The fire was reported at 12:33 p.m. next to the northbound lane of the highway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.Multiple engine and hand crews were deployed to the location and discovered the fire burning at a moderate rate to the south with light winds from the west.One property was threatened, but firefighters were able to prevent any damage.Three Cal Fire air tankers and two water-dropping heli
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