Full containment expected Oct. 1 for Snow fire burning near Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - The Snow Fire burning northwest of Palm Springs has blackened 6,013 acres and was 52% percent contained Tuesday, Sept. 22 as firefighters cut additional lines around the perimeter of the flames. The fire erupted Thursday afternoon in the 15000 block of Snow Creek Road, sparked by a vehicle fire, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. No injuries or structure damage have been reported. Firefighters continue to work amid high temperatures and in steep, rugged terrain, although slight cooling is expected Tuesday, according to the U.S. Forest Service, which said full containment is expected Oct. 1. Because of the smoke from the Snow, Bobcat and El Dorado fires, the South Coast Air Quality Management District extended its air quality advisory through Tuesday
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