Snow Fire burns near Palm Springs, continues to threaten homes

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PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - A brush fire sparked by a vehicle fire northwest of Palm Springs has burned 6,013 acres and was threatening at least 400 homes, but did not grow overnight, officials said today. The "Snow Fire" was reported at 2:40 p.m. Thursday in the 15000 block of Snow Creek Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. It was 20% contained as of Sunday morning. Flames continued to threaten at least 400 homes in the Windy Point community, fire officials said. No injuries or structure losses have been reported so far. The evacuation order for the Snow Creek area, north of Cottonwood Road, southeast of Snowcreek Road and west of Falls Creek, which has approximately 40 homes, was lifted Saturday evening. The evacuation warning for Windy Point remains in effect.
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