A stretch of Fourth Street between Cesar Chavez Street and Palm Avenue in Coachella was closed to thru traffic for a third consecutive day Friday due to police activity.

The closure was first reported by local media outlets Wednesday morning.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department first acknowledged the closure late Thursday on social media, warning motorists to avoid the area until further notice.

The department said Friday investigators were on the scene to serve a search warrant at a house on the block, adding there was no public threat.

A sheriff’s forensics vehicle was reported to be on the scene since Wednesday, according to KESQ.

Neighbors reported being woken up by gunfire at 2 a.m., according to the television station.

Heavy machinery was seen digging up dirt Thursday at a house on the block, and authorities were seen stacking pallets of cinder blocks at the house, the station reported.

Sheriff’s officials have not specified when the block will reopened to the public.

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