(Another fire in Imperial County)…This one was reported Thursday night.
A Haystack fire was reported at just after 10:00 Thursday night at West McCabe and South La Brucherie Roads. County Fire asked the California Highway Patrol to do a Hard Closure on La Brucherie, between McCabe and Heber Roads. The plan was to knock the haystack down and let it burn itself out. There are reports another Haystack nearby caught fire, burning an IID Utility pole and threaten a recently harvested agriculture field. Mid-morning Friday County Fire Chief Estrada said the situation was under control, and the haystacks were being allowed to burn themselves out. He said at the time, the road was still closed, but he expected it to be reopened by the afternoon.