The brushfire on the south side of Palm Springs for nearly two days had consumed 80 acres and was 60 percent contained Sunday.
Riverside County and Palm Springs 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 punishing triple-digit heat as they patrol fire lines and extinguished spot fires Sunday.
The blaze was first reported about 12:45 p.m. Friday in the Andreas Ranch area near South Palm Canyon and Acanto drives, part of which is tribal land.
Three small structures have already been consumed by the fire, including an “older farmhouse” located in tribal land according to Kate Anderson, a spokeswoman for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who said the ongoing firefight had included several airdrops.
Palm Canyon Drive South was closed to traffic south of Acanto Drive and the Indian Canyons Resort, which was evacuated on Friday, remained closed to visitors.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.