Fire ignites off Highway 371 near Aguanga

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A brush fire ignited Monday, Nov. 16, near Aguanga, charring a half-acre but causing no injuries.

The blaze was reported about 7:45 a.m. in the area of Highway 371 and Wilson Valley Road, southwest of the Cahuilla Indian Reservation, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Five engine crews, three hand crews and one water-dropping helicopter were sent to the location and encountered flames moving at a slow to moderate rate.

A stretch of Wilson Valley Road was closed.

There was no immediate word on what sparked the blaze.