By CBSLA Staff

ANZA (CBSLA) – Firefighters battling a brush fire using retardant drops with aircrafts Saturday afternoon have stopped the forward spread of flames, but the blaze is still 0% contained.

The Bautista Fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. in at Highway 371 and Bautista Road in Anza. CAL FIRE was on scene battling the blaze. Thick smoke could be seen in Riverside County.

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As of 3 p.m. the fire was about 8 acres in medium brush, firefighters said, and has since grown to 95 acres. Crews are expected to remain on the scene, working to extinguish the flames and strengthening containment lines.

Hwy 371 is closed in the area of the fire, firefighters said.

Copter 305 air attack 500, and tankers 137 & 72 were assigned to help fight the fire.

There have not been any reports of structures threatened or injuries.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released.

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