Firefighters stopped forward progress on a wildfire that burned 335 acres southeast of Kendrick Park Tuesday afternoon. The wildfire was caused by a drone that caught fire upon landing near the intersections of forest roads 514 and 524. Law enforcement is still investigating the type of drone and who was flying it, spokesman George Jozens said.
The fire started at about 12:35 p.m. and burned through grassland. It burned toward the Chapel of the Holy Dove but firefighters were able to protect the small chapel by back burning fuels around the structure.
Drivers on Highway 180 were being asked to be cautious while driving near the fire due to smoke, response vehicles and personnel in the area. The fire was stopped before it crossed from the west to the east side of Highway 180.
About 30 firefighters responded to the fire.