A wildfire charred about 13 acres of grass Sunday in the hills west of Temescal Valley, south of Corona.
The fire was reported around 6:30 p.m. on the 23200 block of Jameson Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The fast-moving fire lit up so quickly firefighters didn't have time to issue evacuation orders.
Around 100 firefighters were on scene where a single road divides the flames from people living nearby.
"When I first came out and saw it, it was super windy. There were flames 150 feet in the air. It was insane," resident Paul Gibbs said.
After making sure their pets were safe, Gibbs said he and the rest of his family worked to protect several homes in the neighborhood.
"Just running all over the place," he said.
Aerial footage from NewsChopper 4 showed one resident dousing the flames with a garden hose.
The Jameson Fire was 40 percent contained as of midnight.
Fire crews were cutting the brush and creating control lines around the fire's perimeter and hosing down and extinguishing hot spots shortly before 11 p.m.
Crews were expected to fight the fire throughout the night.
The fire was 100 percent contained to 12.5 acres as of 7:30 a.m. Monday.
City News Service and NBC4's Christine Kim contributed to this report.