Commercial structure fire in Palm Desert destroys multiple businesses

Commercial structure fire in Palm Desert destroys multiple businesses

Cal Fire is currently at the scene of a commercial structure fire that resulted in the destruction of four businesses located on Country Club Drive and Monterey Avenue in Palm Desert. The fire broke out just after 3:00 AM on a Sunday inside a 30,000 sq. ft building within a strip mall. As a precaution, 6 nearby residents were evacuated while firefighters worked to contain the fire that ultimately destroyed four businesses.

Video footage captured by viewer, Paul Aimbez, showcases the intensity of the fire during the early hours of Sunday morning. The fire was successfully contained by around 5:00 AM. Fortunately, only one Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. There have been no other reported injuries at this time.

Fire crews will continue their presence at the scene to carry out overhaul and salvage operations. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated. Stay tuned to News Channel 3 for further updates on this developing situation.

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