Brush fire

Dry grass and brush burns at the eastern edge of Highland on Monday, Oct. 12.

Redlands, Yucaipa and other fire departments contained a vegetation fire, sparked by a vehicle fire, to approximately 43 acres in the 33000 block of Newport Avenue, east of Garnet Street, Monday afternoon, Oct. 12.

According to a Redlands Fire Department press release, the first unit arrived at approximately 4:15 p.m. to find a one-acre fire burning at a moderate rate of spread in grass and brush at the borders of Highland, Mentone and Redlands. The fire was ultimately contained at approximately 43 acres. Approximately eight acres burned in the city of Redlands.

Firefighters remained on scene overnight and throughout the day on Tuesday to fully extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were reported.

The estimated loss was approximately $5,000 for the vehicle. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

In addition to 10 firefighters from the Redlands Fire Department, firefighters from Cal Fire, U.S. Forest Service and San Bernardino County Fire Department also responded.

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