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Departments help control brush fire

(It was a joint effort)….And it kept a brush fire from spreading.

It started with Palm Trees on fire Friday evening near the Ocean to Ocean Bridge, on the California side. Winterhaven Fire responded, and found it was not just trees and it had the potential of being serious. They called in back-up. Departments from around the county responded, including the Naval Air Facility, El Centro, Calexico, Imperial, Brawley and Centinela State Prison. Salton Sea was on stand-by. Yuma Fire also responded. The combined efforts were able to keep the brush fire from spreading more than about 100 yards. Yuma stayed on scene to mop up hot spots. All other engines were released by mid-night. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.