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Brush Fire Contained After Burning 200 Acres

IN BRIEF / The Region / RIVERSIDE COUNTY

June 29, 2005|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A brush fire near Palm Springs singed 200 acres and threatened 15 homes, three ranches and a fish hatchery Tuesday before firefighters contained it about 6 p.m.

Nearly 175 firefighters from the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the U.S. Forest Service battled the blaze, which started about 12:30 p.m. Four air tankers doused flames near Cecil Drive and Whitewater Canyon Road, 10 to 15 miles north of Palm Springs.

No injuries, damage or evacuations were reported.

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