BARD — Some 25 firefighters from agencies throughout the Imperial Valley responded to this community in the southeast section of the county Tuesday to battle a fire that scorched 1,000 acres.
The fire erupted about 8 a.m. in brush along the All-American Canal near Bard, northeast of Winterhaven.
The Winterhaven Fire Department was among the first to respond to the blaze.
That department was joined by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Yuma Fire Department and Yuma Rural Metro.
El Centro Fire Chief Charles Beard said firefighters from his department, Brawley, Holtville, Calexico and the county were called to the blaze about 4 p.m.
They remained on scene until 9 p.m. when they were released as fire crews gained control of the fire.
Beard said some crews remained on scene this morning, adding the fire was not expected to be extinguished until this afternoon.