Four Firefighters Injured in CA Wildfire

Four firefighters were injured while operating at a 300-acre fire in Banning, California. At least two were inmate firefighters. A few homes were temporarily threatened by the fire.

A report on ( said the fire broke out about 6:10 p.m. Saturday was holding at just under 300 acres Sunday afternoon, with 20 percent containment at, according to a Cal Fire official.

Steep, rocky terrain, high temperatures and low humidity were the biggest obstacles in fighting the fire, believed started by shooters using the area for target practice, Cal Fire Division Chief Kevin Gaines said from the incident command post on the Stagecoach Fairgrounds, at 22nd Street in Banning. There was also a concern that expected wind gusts of up to 12 mph would fan the flames, he said.

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