Firefighters were now battling two brush fires Sunday that burned near each other — one a 75-acre brush fire broke out in an unincorporated area south of Banning and was 0% contained and a second one that scorched 20 acres and was also 0% contained.

The first blaze was reported at 2:40 p.m. near Old Idyllwild Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Fire officials said the well-established fire was burning at a moderate rate of spread in light to medium fuels.

Firefighters were attacking the blaze from the ground and the air, according to fire officials.

There were no reports of injuries or structures being threatened.

Dubbed the Coyote Fire, the second blaze also ignited near Old Idyllwild Road. It was reported at 5:33 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

There are no reports of any injuries or structures threatened. What started both fires remains under investigation.

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