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Palm Springs fire containment expected soon

August 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fire crews are battling a 32-acre brush fire that broke out in an area off Highway 111 near Palm Springs.Officials said the blaze was reported about 10:10 a.m. Sunday. By 1:30 p.m., more than 100 firefighters were on scene to put out the fire with the help of four helicopters and three air tankers.

Fire officials said they expect it to be fully contained by Sunday night.

"It's basically grass and brush areas on fire in the rocky terrain up there," said Pam Bierce of the U.S. Forest Service.

No injuries were immediately reported and no structures were immediately threatened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

CNS contributed to this report.


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