The Twin Fire near Twin Pines Road was contained within hours and only burned 5 acres, according the Riverside County Fire Department. Combating the fire resulted in the closure of Highway 243 for several hours Tuesday afternoon.
The fire was reported about 12:45 p.m. and was contained by 1:20 p.m.
Responding fire departments included federal agencies, the Morongo Tribe department and even a CAL FIRE unit from San Bernardino County. A total of 14 engines, air attack and nearly 100 personnel were on scene during the incident.