CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department said a wildfire in the city of Coachella has been contained and personnel and equipment would remain at the scene for approximately two hours.
It took roughly one hour to contain the fire. Two acres of heavy fuel burned and no structures were damaged; however, a sun date grove in the area sustained damage. There is no word on the estimated cost of the damage.
Authorities said 32 firefighters, 10 engines, one battalion chief, and one rehab unit responded. CAL FIRE tells KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2, 2 acres of heavy fuel burned.
The vegetation fire was reported at 2:43 Sunday in Coachella at the end of Oates Lane and Avenue 50. At one point, the California Highway Patrol had both lanes near the intersection shut down.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.