(Fire crews have been very busy)…Several fires have been reported in recent days.

A 4 alarm brush fire near Heber burned over 400 acres. A house fire Tuesday destroyed a home in El Centro. Wednesday a 4 alarm fire was reported in Niland. That fire burned mostly brush, but one structure was destroyed. That structure was abandoned at the time. Departments from Brawley, Calipatria, Westmorland, El Centro, Holtville, Centinela and Calipatria State Prisons and the Naval Air Facility all assisted in combating the blaze. Fire Wednesday also destroyed a home in the 500 block of Blair in Calexico. Mutual aid was also called in to assist the Calexico Fire Department in that fire. The County Fire Department assisted in all the fires reported. In all the incidents, only one minor injury was reported.