Advertisement

California Briefing / Temecula

94-acre brush fire is fully contained

July 04, 2009|Ruben Vives

A heavy brush fire in the De Luz hills area that burned up to 94 acres was fully contained Friday morning, according to Riverside County fire officials.

The De Luz fire broke out about 2:34 p.m. Thursday near Avenida Del Oro and Rancho California Road. Firefighters fought the fire on steep and dense terrain with southeast winds of 10 to 15 mph giving fuel to the fire.

The fire closed Rancho California Road, and several nearby businesses were evacuated, said Jody Hagemann, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Fire Department.

About 350 firefighters from several agencies, four air tankers and three helicopters helped fight the flames.

-- Ruben Vives

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|