Small Brush Fire Reported In Banning

BANNING (CBS) — Fire crews were on the scene of a small brush fire in Banning that has consumed eight acres and is spreading, a county fire official said.

The blaze was reported at 3 p.m. near Sunset Avenue and Longhorn Road.

“It’s burning in medium brush, with a potential for 75 acres,” said county fire spokeswoman Cheri Patterson.

There were 117 firefighters supported by one helicopter and two air tankers battling the blaze, Patterson said.

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