Riverside County Firefighters Contain 17-Acre Brush Fire in Beaumont Area

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Sixty-five Riverside County firefighters responded to a 17-acre brush fire in the unincorporated county area of Beaumont on Sunday, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. 

The fire began around 12:51 p.m. on Highway 79, south of Dump Road with a slow to moderate rate of spread up slope.

The first arriving officer reported the fire as 1/4 acre and the blaze grew to be 17 acres, fire officials said.

The fire was 50 percent contained around 2:56 p.m., and 100 percent contained by 7:30 p.m.