A wildfire that erupted in rural Riverside County and scorched several acres east of Temecula appeared to be slowing down Tuesday afternoon.

According to Cal Fire, the Stanley Fire started shortly before 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon in the 46000 block of Stanley Road north of Aguanga. 

“[The fire] is burning in medium fuels with a moderate rate of spread,” Cal Fire said on social media at the time the blaze began. 

Stanley Fire
Approximate location of the Stanley Fire in Riverside County. Oct. 17, 2023.

An update from fire officials at 2:10 p.m. Monday said that the fire had spread to 12 acres and that a closure had been put in place for Stanley Road at Sage Road.

Officials confirmed that the blaze’s spread was stopped shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, and flames seemed to be dying down by 4:15 p.m.