Firefighters make fast work of La Quinta vegetation fire

A half-acre of dry vegetation burned in the rural area of La Quinta near Jackson and Avenue 62

POSTED: 12:45 PM PST Feb 21, 2013    UPDATED: 03:27 PM PST Feb 21, 2013 
LA QUINTA, Calif. -

There was a brush fire this morning in La Quinta. It erupted around 9:30 a.m. near Jackson Street and Avenue 62.

The blaze was contained to a half-acre of land. Firefighters were initially concerned it could spread up to ten acres before they got the fire under control around 10:20 a.m. 

Firefighters were on the scene putting out hot spots and keeping an eye on the smoldering brush to assure no embers reignited the fire. They finally left the scene around 2:30 p.m.