Fire near HWY 74 in Palm Desert destroys barn

PALM DESERT, Calif. - A fire broke out just off HWY 74 in Palm Desert this afternoon, burning one barn to the ground.

The fire was reported at 12:39, and burned near the Palm Desert Visitor Center and the Bighorn Institute.

The fire appears to have been put out shortly before 1 p.m. Cal Fire said firefighters will remain on scene for "several hours" to work on cleanup and overhaul.

 We will update this story if any further information is released.

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