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5 to 7-acre vegetation fire in Coachella fully contained

Multiple viewers have called in to the newsroom reporting a large plum of smoke on the east side of the Coachella Valley.

Firefighters are working to quickly contain a vegetation fire at the intersection of Highway 86 and Avenue 50.

According to Cal Fire, the fire is around 3 to 5 acres large, burning in medium fuels at a moderate rate. The fire grew to 5 to 7 acres by 4:50 p.m., however, it was fully contained by 6:30 p.m.

According to Cal Fire, the fire was reported at 3:19 p.m. A viewer sent in photos via Share@KESQ.com showing an up-close look at the fire.

We have a crew on the way to gather more details, stay with News Channel 3 for updates.

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