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Haystack fire near Brawley likely arson

April 22, 2001

BRAWLEY — Imperial County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a haystack fire that appeared to be intentionally set near this city.

Sheriff's Sgt. Jessie Altamirano said the fire was reported about 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Andre Road between Brandt and Hovley roads just northwest of Brawley.

Altamirano said 80,000 tons of hay was burned.

He said vehicle tracks were found near the fire.

Further information was not available Saturday.

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