BRAWLEY — Fire destroyed a thrift store here Sunday despite efforts of firefighters from throughout the Imperial Valley who battled the flames for two hours.
The fire erupted sometime before 6:40 p.m. at the Brawley Thrift Store at Ninth and G streets. The store was operated by Overcomers in Christ Ministries.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 6:42 p.m. and the fire was determined to be a second-alarm blaze, which meant fire departments from around the Valley were called to the scene.
Brawley fire Capt. Manuel Sevilla said some 30 firefighters from Brawley, El Centro, the county, Calipatria and Calipatria State Prison fought the blaze.