UPDATED AT 10:04 P.M.: A wind-driven brush fire that broke out Friday near an outdoor shooting range east of Lake Elsinore scorched 16 acres before crews got it fully contained.
The non-injury Rosa blaze was reported at 4:47 p.m. in the vicinity of Christmas Tree Lane and Santa Rosa Mine Road in the unincorporated community of Good Hope, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department.
Six engine crews and two inmate hand crews -- numbering around 56 personnel -- got a line around the fire with the help of three air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter.
During the firefighting efforts, one of the air tankers was forced to make a hard landing at Hemet-Ryan Airport. The landing resulted in fire retardant being spilled at the facility. Click here for more on that story.
The fire was declared 100 percent contained at 5:35 p.m., according to fire Capt. Frank Abril.
There were no reports of damage to any structures in the remote area.
A team of firefighters was expected to remain at the location through the night mopping up and controlling any flare-ups that might occur because of the winds.
There was no word on what triggered the fire.--City News Service