A brush fire near Anza was fully contained today, and damage was checked to a unoccupied double-wide mobile home, a wooden storage shed and 150 blackened acres.
“The fire was 100 percent contained at 7 a.m. this morning with expected full control by 8 a.m. Sunday,” said Melody Hendrickson of the fire department.
There were 10 engines with six hand crews, two bulldozers, two water tenders and one helicopter assigned to help with the cleanup, she said.
The fire was reported about 12:45 p.m. Friday at Cary and Tripp Flats roads in Anza, in the hills southwest of and above Palm Desert, but no injuries were reported.
Flames from a burning outbuilding spread to surrounding vegetation, which grew at a “moderate to rapid” rate, Hendrickson said.
Cary Road was closed between Cave Rock and Bautista roads, but no one was evacuated.
About 250 firefighters and six air tankers were on the scene.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.