Crews battling small brush fire near Beaumont

Crews fighting the Canyon Fire near Beaumont in Riverside County on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
Crews fighting the Canyon Fire near Beaumont in Riverside County on Sunday, May 14, 2017. @CAL_FIRE via Twitter

Crews are battling a small fire in Riverside County, off Highway 79 and Dump Road near Beaumont. 

The fire was reported just before 1 p.m. and was a quarter-of-an-acre in size. By 2:40 p.m. it was 12 acres and 50 percent contained.

Air tankers and a helicopter are assisting more than five dozen firefighters on the ground.

It is burning vegetation in an unincorporated area of the county known as Lamb Canyon.

Highway 79 connects Beaumont in the north with Hemet in the south.

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