(Local Strike Team sent to assist)….They left Sunday.
The Team is going to Mono County to assist in the Walker Fire. The Fire is located North of Walker Lake, near Yosemite National Park. The local Strike Team consists of Firefighters from the Brawley, County, Calipatria, Calexico and Yuma Fire Departments. A Strike Team usually consists of 5 engines and a Team Leader. At last report, the Walker fire had burned 1,200 acres. 7% of the perimeter had been contained. Officials said the wildfire was threatening 20 structures in the area. Recreation areas and back-roads in the area had been closed to the general public.