UPDATE - The fire was contained at 6:30 a.m.
UPDATE @ 4:05 a.m. - The forward progress of the fire has been stopped at approximately 1.5 acre of palm trees. The structure threat has been mitigated and firefighters will remain on scene for 4 to 5 hours.
UPDATE @ 3:43 a.m. - 1 to 1.5 acres of palm trees burning in a palm grove with two structures threatened. No evacuations have been ordered and there were no injuries reported.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of palm trees on fire near the intersection of Jefferson Street and Avenue 39 in Indio. The first arriving engine company reported approximately 60-70 palm trees on fire. Additional fire department resources have been dispatched. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.