A small fire in Lakeland Village was an illegal burn, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department confirmed.
Firefighters were called to the blaze on the west side of Grand Avenue, near the hillsides, shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Crews quickly doused the flames and there were no reports of damage or injuries.
According to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson, the open burning of debris is illegal across the county, even if it is on private property -- as Friday’s blaze was.
On Aug. 14, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department Chief John Hawkins suspended all open burn permits in county areas due to extreme fire risk.
In addition, the chief also restricted campfires to designated campgrounds. (See the chief’s attached proclamation for full details.)
There were no reports of arrests due to Friday's blaze and it's not immediately known whether any citations were issued.