(CNS) – A vegetation fire that broke out Tuesday near railroad tracks in Thousand Palms was quickly brought under control by Riverside County Fire Department crews.
The non-injury blaze was reported at 10:05 a.m. near Interstate 10 and Monterey Avenue and burned about a half-acre of tamarisk trees before crews stopped its forward progress at 10:48 a.m.
No injuries or damages were reported.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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VEGETATION FIRE – Rptd 10:05 AM. Near I-10 and Monterey Ave in Thousand Palms. Firefighters are on scene of approx a 1/2 acre of tamarisk trees burning near the railroad tracks. The forward rate of spread has been stopped. Resources will remain committed for 2 hours. #TrackFire pic.twitter.com/5vrxtpFzBj
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) September 14, 2021