Mountain Fire continues to grow

POSTED: 08:00 AM PDT Jul 17, 2013 

A wildfire in Southern California's rugged San Jacinto Mountains has grown to more than 22 square miles.

The U.S. Forest Service says despite the expansion to 14,200 acres, the fire southwest of Palm Springs has not destroyed any more structures, as of Wednesday morning.

The blaze earlier destroyed three houses, three mobile homes and damaged an additional residence. Eleven outbuildings, a commercial building and several smaller structures have also been lost.

More 2,200 firefighters are working the blaze and officials say they have saved a large number of homes.