UPDATE 8/1/19 @ 9:13 a.m. - The fire has been contained.
UPDATE 8/1/19 @ 6:58 a.m. - A Sun Bus has been requested to the incident to act as a rehab and cooling center for firefighters on scene. All resources will be committed for several hours.
UPDATE 8/1/19 @ 5:50 a.m. - The fire has been knocked down.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters, with assistance from Palm Springs FD and Cathedral City FD, responded to multiple reports of a commercial structure fire at the 74000 block of Joni Drive in Palm Desert. The first arriving engine company reported heavy smoke and flames coming from a commercial building with a threat to adjoining units. A third-alarm has been started. A Public Information Officer is responding to the incident. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.