A brush fire burning in the Beaumont area has grown to 2,200 acres early today and is 60 percent contained , according to fire officials.
Full containment is expected by midnight, according to Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.
The fire was reported at 1:20 p.m. Saturday at Potrero Road and the Wolfskill Extension Truck Trail. It had burned 30 acres by the time it was noticed and was pushed by 15 to 20 mph winds in a westerly direction, with low humidity and heat in the mid-80s, Hagemann said.
By 6:40 p.m., the fire had grown to 2,000 acres, with no estimate on full containment or control. she said.
No structures have been threatened and no injuries have been reported.
There are currently 12 fire crews with an estimated 285 firefighters on the scene, utilizing 24 engines, six bulldozers, five helicopters and five air tankers during daylight hours.
*City News Service contributed to this report.