San Bernardino firefighters douse small brush fire amid windy, arid conditions

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters made quick work of a small brush fire that broke out Thursday in San Bernardino, which is one of many SoCal regions under a red flag warning.

The vegetation fire ignited in the Santa Ana river bottom near Waterman Avenue north of the 10 Freeway around 8:45 a.m., San Bernardino County fire officials said.

The blaze quickly chewed through 4-5 acres of medium brush before firefighters stopped its forward progression. The cause was under investigation.

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The Inland Empire and most other regions across the Southland are under a red flag warning until Friday.

Wind speeds were expected to reach 50 mph in parts of the I.E. with temps in the low 80s.

Forecasters say this is the longest run of red flag warnings they can remember in Southern California.

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