[Updated] Firefighters contain 110-acre Banning fire

BANNING - Firefighters have surrounded a 110-acre wildfire in the dry hills of Riverside County.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Capt. Fernando Herrera says the blaze was reported at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday in a canyon northeast of Banning.

He says 215 firefighters aided by three helicopters and five air tankers were able to halt its spread.

No homes or structures were damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Banning is a city of more than 32,000 people on Interstate 10 about 80 miles east of Los Angeles between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountain ranges.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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