(Drainage Ditch Fire Friday morning)....It was the Rosita Drainage Ditch, East of Imperial Valley College.
The fire was reported at 5 Friday morning. Imperial County Fire Deputy Chief Salvador Flores said aid was called in from the El Centro Fire Department, Centenela Prison, Westmorland Fire, Brawley, Naval Air Facility and the two engines from the County.. They were able to stop the fire at around 6 acres. Chief Flores said crews were mopping up by 8 am, and controling Hot spots when they were discovered. The fire burned brush and no structures were threatened. It did create a lot of smoke. The Chief said mutual aid was called in because of the wind. He said the wind quickly died down, enabling crews to get the upper-hand on the fire. Cause of the fire was under investigation.