Snow fire near Palm Springs 90% contained, full containment expected this week

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PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - The Snow Fire burning northwest of Palm Springs was 90% contained Sunday as firefighters work to put out the remaining hot spots confined to pockets of remote wilderness away from residential areas. The fire has not grown since Tuesday and has blackened 6,254 acres since igniting Sept. 17 in the 15000 block of Snow Creek Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Firefighters were expected to have containment lines dug around the fire's entire perimeter by Thursday. Officials said the high temperatures, low humidity and winds forecast for Sunday in the San Gorgonio Pass could pose a challenge for firefighters working on the fire's southern perimeter. The cause of the blaze has not been officially determined, although the California Highway Pat
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