Silver Fire Expands to 16,000 Acres As Firefight Continues - NBC Southern California

    Silver Fire Expands to 16,000 Acres As Firefight Continues

    The Silver Fire grew overnight to 16,000 acres, or 25 square miles, as strong winds pushed the blaze east, blanketing Palm Springs with smoke. Firefighters were able to reach 25 percent containment. Tena Ezzeddine reports near Palm Springs for NBC4's Today in LA on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (Published Friday, Aug 9, 2013) The Silver Fire grew overnight to 16,000 acres, or 25 square miles, as strong winds pushed the blaze east, blanketing Palm Springs with smoke. See More