A fire blackened about 75 acres of brush in Banning Wednesday evening.

The Coyote Fire was reported to be about 50 acres in light to medium fuels at 6:35 p.m. in the area of Old Banning Idyllwild Road south of Shirleon Drive, according to CalFire.

The fire grew to about 60 acres by about 8 p.m., with a moderate rate of spread and winds blowing from the west.

About 140 firefighters and five aircraft were assigned to battle the fire.

CalFire announced at about 9:35 p.m. that the fire grew to about 75 acres and was 5% contained.

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