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Crews battle 20-acre brush fire late Friday night in Cathedral City

Updated post at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday:

An official with Cathedral City Fire Department said crews were called out for a brush fire with a rapid rate of spread at the south end of Perez Road and south of Highway 111. When firefighters arrived, they saw about a 20-acre fire moving towards a national monument, so additional resources were called in. Officials from Palm Springs Fire and Cal Fire assisted. The forward rate of spread was stopped in about an hour; the blaze was about 80-90% contained by late Friday night, according to the official.

A local arson investigator was reportedly on scene late Friday night to determine a possible source of the fire.

No property damage was reported and no word on injuries.

Stay with News Channel 3 for the latest developments.

Original Friday night post:

Crews were getting the upper hand on a brush fire that broke out late Friday night in the area of East Palm Canyon Drive and Perez Road in Cathedral City.

It was reported before 10:30 p.m. and several engines were on scene battling flames on the hillside, with response from crews from Cathedral City, Palm Springs, and Cal Fire.

By around 11:20 p.m., crews were able to stop the forward rate of spread, and the fire was 80-90% contained.

News Channel 3 was working to gather more information as it became available.

Stay with News Channel 3 for updates on this breaking story.

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