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Summit Fire in Banning: Firefighters gaining upper hand; evacuations lifted

An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Summit Fire in Banning in Riverside County in this May 2013 photo.

May 3, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Firefighters are making headway as they battle the Summit Fire in Banning In Riverside County.

As of 10 p.m. Friday, the blaze was 75 percent contained.

Firefighters have made good progress building a containment line.

Since flames broke out around midday Wednesday, nearly 3,000 acres have burned. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and one home was destroyed.

All evacuations for that area have been lifted.


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