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Range Fire South of Banning: Remap 364 Acres, Now 100 Percent Contained

Full control was expected by 8 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 2, according to Cal Fire.

Update 11:29 p.m. The Range Fire was declared 100 percent contained at 6:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 1.

The blaze was sparked by shooting on Saturday Sept. 29, according to Cal Fire. It scorched more than 350 acres in the San Jacinto Mountains south of Banning and resulted in four firefighter injuries.

Fire commanders hoped to have all hot spots completely extinguished by 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to Cal Fire.

Posted 11:29 a.m. A fire sparked by shooting that scorched more than 350 acres in the San Jacinto Mountains south of Banning and resulted in four firefighter injuries was estimated 80 percent contained as of 11 a.m. Monday Oct. 1, according to Cal Fire.

Full containment for the Range Fire was expected by 8 p.m. Monday and full control by 8 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 2, Jody Hagemann of Cal Fire-Riverside County said in an update.

"The fire area was flown this morning and remapped at a total of 364 acres," Hagemann said. "The cause of the fire was determined to be recreational shooting on BLM land."

About 100 personnel were assigned to the fire Monday, down from 250 on Sunday, according to Hagemann.

To read about the fire on Sunday click here.

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