CORONA — A one-acre brush fire that erupted Monday south of Corona damaged a mobile home, displacing the two residents, and left two firefighters with minor injuries.
The “Bedford Fire” was reported about 1:10 p.m. on the northeast rim of the Cleveland National Forest, near Bedford Motor Way and Knabe Road, according to the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department.
Nine engine crews were sent to the location and encountered flames advancing slowly in heavy brush, threatening the doublewide trailer, whose two occupants were out at the time, according to reports from the scene.
Two Cal Fire air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter were called in to make runs on the brusher, which damaged the property before it was declared fully contained at 1:46 p.m.
Two firefighters suffered heat exhaustion while battling the blaze and were taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar for treatment, according to the Fire Department.
About 4:30 p.m., the man and woman who reside at the location returned to find their home uninhabitable. American Red Cross personnel were summoned to assist the victims with finding temporary shelter.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.