No structures involved
DE LUZ - A brush fire erupted today at the end of a dirt road in the unincorporated community of De Luz, scorching about an acre before Cal
Fire aircraft boxed it in during a series of drops.
The non-injury blaze was reported at 4:55 p.m. in the area of Patton and Gavilan Mountain roads, just west of Temecula, according to the Riverside
County Fire Department.
Multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames moving slowly through heavy vegetation, well clear of homes in the sparsely populated area, the department reported.
Three Cal Fire air tankers and two water-dropping helicopters were called in to make runs on the fire, slowing its advance, enabling crews to
begin establishing containment lines, according to officials at the scene.
As of 5:30 p.m., crews were making steady progress typing up gaps and closing off the fire's flanks.
There was no immediate word on what might have triggered the blaze.
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Crews fighting fire at Gavilan Mountain and Patton Lane
UPDATE - The fire forward rate of spread has been stopped.
By Karen Ossenfort
North County Fire Protection is on scene of a fire up at Gavilan Mountain and Patton Lane. The fire is currently at one acre and is not contained.
According to the NCFPD spokesperson, the North County Firefighters have the support of Riverside firefighting resources, San Diego County firefighting resources and air support.
No structures are currently threatened.
The fire is under investigation.
We will update this story.