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Stories of the Past: Thursday, April 26, 2001

April 26, 2001

50 years ago — Six separate fire burnings in the Gulf Seas Foods Products Inc., building in Calexico resulted in an arson investigation. Fire Chief Charles Hoffman said an investigation is being conducted by the Imperial County Sheriff's Office and the national Board of Fire Underwriters arson investigation section.

40 years ago — War may be about to break out between the go-kart drivers who race at Stark Field and residents of the surrounding area. An unidentified man advised police to have cars standing by, "because a group of citizens is going to meet the go-kart drivers and have it out, once and for all."

30 years ago — The $1.3 million Imperial Valley warm- water hatchery was formally dedicated in ceremonies at the hatchery site six miles northwest of Niland.

20 years ago — Westmorland's main street looks different today. The 5.5 earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley at 5:09 a.m. Sunday packed a special punch here, severely damaged several homes and downtown buildings, closed Highway 86 for a time and left the town without city water for 10 hours. Incredibly, there were no injuries.

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