Fire Burns 2-Plus Acres in Coachella

The blaze was reported at 8:01 p.m. on the east side of Highway 86, near Avenue 50, in Coachella.

A brush fire in Coachella Saturday scorched 2.5 acres of dense and high vegetation but no injuries were reported.

The cause of the blaze -- on the east side of Highway 86, near Avenue 50, was under investigation, Cal Fire/Riverside County fire officials said.

The blaze -- it burned in fuel as high as 10 feet to 12 feet -- was reported at 8:01 p.m., information officer Jody Hagemann said.

It was contained at 9:18 p.m., Hagemann reported.

Firefighters remained on scene for two more hours to mop up any hot spots, officials said.


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