(Firefighters gain upper hand on Mountain Fire)….They had a big assistance from Mother Nature.
The latest from Cal Fire indicates the Mountain Fire is now 85% contained. The blaze began July 15 near Mountain Center, close to Palm Springs. Since then the fire has burned 27,332 acres, destroying several structures, including 3 mobile homes and 3 residences. Six injuries have been reported as a result of the fire. Heavy rains Sunday and again Monday has helped fire crews get the upper hand. All evacuations and warnings have been lifted. 1,148 fire personnel remain on the scene,