Early morning fire damages Red Barn bar in Palm Desert

Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Red Barn bar in Palm Desert early Tuesday morning.

10 fire engines responded to the fire, which was reported at 3:39 am.  According to Cal Fire, firefighters were able to contain the blaze shortly before 5 am.

No other businesses in the area appear to be damaged, according to the Desert Sun.  No one was reported injured.

The bar had made a thing of painting controversial phrases on its roof related to the coronavirus and the stay-at-home orders over the past few weeks.

As the the cause of the fire, Battalion Chief Mike Beverlin of Riverside County Cal Fire told the Desert Sun, “We had a fire. That’s all we know.”