A blaze that erupted Thursday on a hillside south of Banning scorched about an acre before Cal Fire aircraft stopped it.
The non-injury fire was reported about 11:20 a.m. just west of Highway 243 and north of Mt. Edna Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
As crews made their way to the location along dirt roads, a Cal Fire water-dropping helicopter and two air tankers arrived overhead and immediately began making runs on the brusher.
There were initial concerns the fire could expand to several hundred acres, but it stalled amid marginal winds, and the aircraft got it fully contained at noon, according to reports from the scene.
Hand crews were expected to remain at the location, mopping up, until mid-afternoon.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a car was seen leaving the site where the fire started, but the cause of the blaze was under investigation.
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