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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

CA-BLM- Highline Fire 232 acres - 70% Imperial County


Update 16:00hrs: Highline Fire, 70 percent contained as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, said David Briery, public affairs specialist with the Bureau of Land Management. 
 

Burnt palm trees stand in the middle of a brush field east of Bonds Corner Road south of Highway 98 on Tuesday. Smoke was still visible in some portions of the field 24 hours after the brush fire started.
 
(JOSELITO VILLERO PHOTO / April 3, 2013 (1))
Name: Highline Fire
County: 
 Imperial County 
Location: 
10 miles southeast of El Centro most of it public land(SRA, FRA)
Administrative Unit: BLM / 

Status/Notes: 
232 acres - 70% contained
Date Started: March 2, 2013 4:43 pm
Last update: March 3, 2013 7:00 pm
Resources: 
Four CAL FIRE crews and four engines,  Imperial County also responded with a water tender.
Fuels: Mostly sparse vegetation, Chaparral in area.Summary: Imperial County’s fire department was one of the first responders, heading out there a little before 5 p.m. Monday. Two county stations were called in, as well as Imperial County’s engine stationed in Holtville. However, control was handed over to the BLM late Monday night.
Notes: 
“It’s out here in the desert,” he said. “There are a couple of hard-packed roads for our engines, but to get to where the fire is, it’s all sandy roads.” said Imperial County Assistant Fire Chief Rob Scott on Monday night. 
San Diego Gas & Electric power line, is about one mile east of the fire
CFN - California Fire News 2013 

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