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