A stubborn fire gutted a warehouse in rural Holtville.

The fire was reported Monday shortly before noon at a warehouse on the D-S Dusters site on Anderholt Road. Holtville Fire Department responded as well as equipment and personnel from Imperial County Fire. The warehouse is located on the south side of Interstate 8 about 1 mile west of Orchard Road. Fire officials requested a closure on Interstate 8 for a short time as their were apparently some explosions from some ammunition stored in the warehouse. The closure was only in effect for about 5 minutes. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.