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Firefighters make fast work of La Quinta vegetation fire

Published On: Feb 21 2013 02:45:14 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 21 2013 05:27:00 PM CST


LA QUINTA, Calif. -

There was a brush fire this morning in La Quinta. It erupted around 9:30 a.m. near Jackson Street and Avenue 62.

The blaze was contained to a half-acre of land. Firefighters were initially concerned it could spread up to ten acres before they got the fire under control around 10:20 a.m. 

Firefighters were on the scene putting out hot spots and keeping an eye on the smoldering brush to assure no embers reignited the fire. They finally left the scene around 2:30 p.m.