A fire on the south side of Palm Springs grew to 70 acres Saturday, and firefighters said their fire lines were around just 20 percent of the burned area.
That was down from a 45 percent containment estimate Friday night.
One firefighter from the Bureau of Land Management suffered a “minor heat-related injury,” but no other injuries were reported as of 8 a.m. Saturday, firefighters said.
The blaze was reported about 12:45 p.m. Friday on the southern edge of the city, in the Andreas Ranch area near South Palm Canyon and Acanto drives, and sparked several spot fires.
Riverside County and Palm Springs City firefighters were joined by personnel from the Bureau of Land Management, Cathedral City and Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who will face another day of excessive heat as they work to combat the flames.
An “older farmhouse” located in tribal land was lost to the fire, according to a spokeswoman for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who said the ongoing firefight had included several airdrops on the 70-acre fire area.
Two other small structures were also consumed by the fire.
Palm Canyon Drive South was closed south of Acanto Drive.
The cause of the fire was unknown and was under investigation.