The Twin Fire seen from Banning has forced closure of Highway 243 and Poppet Flats Road. Photo courtesy Riverside County Fire Department

UPDATE at 1:10 p.m. The California Highway Patrol has opened one lane of traffic on Highway 243 and is escorting vehicles through.

UPDATE at 10:58 a.m. the fire is reported to be 100 percent contained.

UPDATE at 10:39 a.m. The Twin Fire is now 45 acres and 80 percent contained.

UPDATED at 9:49 a.m. The Twin Fire is 12 acres and is 25 percent contained according to the Riverside County Fire Department incident information website. Highway 243 remains closed between Wesley and Poppet Flats Road. There are no structures currently threatened and no evacuations have been ordered. CHP hopes to open one lane on Highway 243 by 11 a.m.

8:45 a.m. A 15 acre wildland fire, the Twin Fire, was reported at 6:26 a.m. this morning at Highway 243 and Twin Pines Road; California Highway Patrol has closed the highway and Poppet Flats Road.

Approximately 175 CAL FIRE and Riverside County firefighters are on the scene with 19 fire engines, 4 air tankers, 3 water tenders and 2 bulldozers. No evacuations are reported at this time.

Cooperating agencies include CAL FIRE crews from Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego, the California Highway Patrol, March ARB, Pechanga Fire Department, Riverside County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino.

We will update this story as information is made available.