Fire Burns Field in Mead Valley

City News Service Pristine Villarreal

MEAD VALLEY (CNS) – A fire that appeared to have been intentionally ignited Thursday in Mead Valley blackened roughly an acre and prompted a road closure but did not cause any injuries or damage.

The blaze was reported about 11:40 a.m. along Markham Street, near Cable Lane, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said that multiple engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames moving at a moderate rate through an open field.

Because of its proximity to Markham, sheriff’s deputies closed the street between Cable and Misty Lane.

At 12:05 p.m., the fire’s forward rate of spread was stopped, and it was more than 50% contained, according to reports from the scene.

A man was located who apparently admitted starting the fire, and arson personnel were sent to investigate further.

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