Mecca Wildfire 100 Percent Contained

Mecca Wildfire 100 Percent Contained

News Staff

Firefighters Wednesday fully contained a wildfire in Mecca that blackened 80 acres and had continued to smolder since last week.

The non-injury blaze broke out for unknown reasons about 10:50 a.m. Friday near Lincoln Street and Avenue 66, according to the Riverside County Fire Department, initially prompting firefighters to request that power lines be deactivated in the area.

The fire destroyed an outbuilding soon after it broke out.

Crews were able to stop the fire’s progress later Friday afternoon and made steady progress toward containment on Saturday, but the brusher held at 98 percent containment on Monday and Tuesday before being declared completely contained Wednesday morning.