Fire Damages Abandoned Hotel in Desert Hot Springs

Ceci Partridge

A fire damaged an abandoned hotel in Desert Hot Springs Monday.

Firefighters responded to the 66700 block of Fifth Street about 6:15 a.m.

Crews say flames could be seen from the second floor of the former Sahara Hotel and Spa, leading to a second alarm response.

They extinguished the flames in about an hour, and the fire was contained around 7:06 a.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

No one was injured during the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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