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Wildfire stopped near Whitewater Canyon

By Jeff Stahl, KESQ News Channel 3 Morning News Anchor, jstahl@kesq.com
Published On: Nov 08 2012 08:52:14 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 08 2012 12:50:54 PM CST

WHITEWATER, Calif. -

Firefighters reported stopping the progress of a wildfire west of Palm Springs near Whitewater Canyon Thursday morning.

The flames were reported at 5:42 a.m., near Tamarack Road and Whitewater Canyon Road.

A Cal-Fire statement said the fire was approximately 9 acres in size as of 6:21 a.m., and burning in medium fuels at a slow rate.  Later reports suggested the fire's progress was stopped and firefighters planned to mop up for two to three hours.

Winds in the area were reported at 20 m.p.h.  The flames were burning against the winds.

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.

No evacuations were reported and no word on a cause.