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Fire Damages Home in Rancho Mirage

Google Maps image shows location of Mission Palms West in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Google Maps image shows location of Mission Palms West in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
A fire broke out at a home Tuesday evening in Rancho Mirage and two dozen firefighters responded to contain it, according to Cal Fire.

The fire was reported at 7:21 p.m. Dec. 31 on Mission Palms West, south of Gerald Ford Drive and east of Da Vall Drive, Melody Hendrickson of Cal Fire-Riverside County said in a statement.

Five engine companies and one truck company responded, and initially there was "smoke showing from the exterior of the chimney of a single story, single family dwelling," Hendrickson said.

The fire was declared contained just before 8 p.m., Hendrickson said.

"Firefighters will be committed to the scene for approximately one to two hours for salvage and overhaul," Hendrickson said.

The incident commander "reported a loss of approximately $50,000 with an estimated save of $500,000," Hendrickson said in an update at 9:06 p.m.

No injuries were reported. Information about the cause was not immediately available.

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