A brush fire broke out near the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway on Wednesday night.
The blaze, which broke out near the base of The Tram about 7 pm, consumed about 20 acres as of Thursday morning, according to KESQ. Firefighters believe the fire will be fully contained by Friday.
#TramFire The fire burning near the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has jumped to into the trees as it continues to grow.
— CBS Local 2 (@LocalTwo) November 22, 2018
An image from the “Tram Cam” Wednesday night showed the flames were clearly visible from the tramway’s mountain station:
About 40 people were evacuated from the mountain station about 8 pm – including guests and employees, reports the Desert Sun.
There were no reported injuries, but a power pole was burned by the flames, cutting off electricity to the popular Palm Springs attraction.
According to a CAL FIRE battalion chief, the #TramFire is currently at 20 acres, and is not threatening any structures. He says no injuries of any sort to report and called the fire a "stubborn fire" due to heavy fuels and thick brush along the road to the base of the tram. pic.twitter.com/B2EcZ0om2M
— Jeremy Chen (@JeremyChenKESQ) November 22, 2018
No word on if the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will be open on Thanksgiving.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.