UPDATE @ 11:33 p.m. - The fire has been contained at 5.27 acres. Fire resources will remain on scene for 1-2 hours. There will be no further updates.
UPDATE @ 10:17 pm - The forward rate of spread has been stopped. All fire resources will remain on scene for approximately 5 hours.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to numerous reports of fire near the 68000 blk of Polk Street in the City of Thermal. Upon arrival the first engine on scene reported 5 acres of vegetation on fire with several palm trees involved. The fire is currently 5-7 acres and burning at a moderate rate of spread. More information will be posted as it becomes available.