Small fire in Bee Canyon area

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Friday afternoon, Oct. 27, the U.S. Forest Service contained a small near Bee Canyon.

The Highway Fire was 3.5 acres and contained within hours of its report. The fire was about 1.5 miles from Highway 74 and west of Bee Canyon Road, according to Freddie Espinoza, District Fire Management Officer for the San Jacinto Ranger District in the San Bernardino National Forest.

The Forest Service attacked the fire with significant resources — 8 engines, including Hotshots from Vista Grande and one from the Bureaus of Land Management, a helicopter and Cal Fire assistance.

The fire’s cause is under investigation, Espinoza said.

Battalion Chief Matt Ahearn, of the San Jacinto Ranger District, was the Incident Commander.

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