Riverside County brush fire 20% contained; was sparked by shooting
Sparks from gunfire caused a 280-acre brush fire in a remote area of Riverside County, officials said Sunday.
The so-called Range fire was about 20% contained and was still threatening a handful of homes in a rugged area south of Banning, but no evacuations have been ordered. Officials said shooting in the area caused the blaze.
Three firefighters have sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the blaze, which began at about 6:10 p.m. Saturday near Old Idyllwild Road and Shirleon Drive.
The fire destroyed at least one outbuilding and a few abandoned vehicles Saturday, officials said. The homes threatened are on the northwest side of the blaze.