Fire damages a dozen units at condo complex in city’s north end

One person was injured when a wind-fueled fire broke out at an apartment complex in Palm Springs Sunday, prompting the evacuation of numerous residences.

Driving the news: Palm Springs Fire Department officials said the blaze broke out around 10 a.m. at the Palm Springs Villas 1 condominium complex on Los Felices Road near West San Rafael Drive.

  • One person was treated at the scene for unspecified injuries, the Fire Department said.

  • Approximately 50 firefighters were on scene battling the blaze. Their efforts were hampered by high winds.

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The investigation: Fire officials said the three-alarm fire reportedly started in an attic and moved to about a dozen units. All are currently considered uninhabitable due to smoke and water damage.

Help available: The Red Cross is currently assisting displaced residents.

  • “We will assist them with financial aid if they qualify for it as well as some other comfort items: blankets, food, water snacks, and just making sure they didn’t lose any medical devices, which we can help replacing.” — Gerald Winkle, disaster program manager with the American Red Cross, to KESQ TV

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