Escaped agricultural burn chars 77 acres in De Luz
Last updated 3/3/2009 at Noon
Firefighters are mopping up at the scene of a vegetation fire near Vuelte Grande Road in De Luz, which broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday. No structures were immediately threatened and full containment is expected Tuesday morning.
The fire began when a permitted agricultural burn got out of control and ignited the hillside south of Avocado Mesa, according to a Riverside County Fire press release.
The fire was 50 percent contained as of 8:30 Monday night, and had burned approximately 77 acres....