Update 8:10 p.m.: A brush fire that broke out today on a Lake Elsinore hillside quickly spread to 35 acres, leaving a firefighter injured but not threatening any homes or other structures.
The blaze was reported around 5:10 p.m. in the 33000 block of Cedar Creek Lane, on the southern end of the city, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Twelve engine crews and six inmate hand crews, numbering around 140 personnel, were working to contain the brusher, without the aid of air tankers, according to a fire department official.
A firefighter was injured, but the nature and extent of his injuries were not immediately known.
According to county fire officials, crews were making “good progress” toward encircling the blaze, but there was no word on when it might be under control.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Original story: A brush fire broke out today on a hillside in Lake Elsinore, quickly blackening around five acres.
No homes or other structures were immediately threatened by the blaze, which broke out about 5:10 p.m. along Cedar Creek Lane, on the southern end of the city, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The cause was under investigation.