BRAWLEY — An Imperial County fire crew remained at a hay-compressing company near here this morning to watch for flare-ups two days after fire ravaged haystacks in the business.
County fire Capt. Lon Hettinger said crews were expecting to leave the scene by 9 this morning because there were no signs the fire would rekindle.
Fire crews remained on scene since the blaze erupted at Border Valley Pressing at 604 E. Mead Road on Wednesday. While the fire was controlled by Thursday morning, the concern was hot spots could ignite the blaze again. That didn't happen.
Still, the fire took its toll, destroying two haystacks, each about two stories high, and damaged shaded facilities under which the hay had been placed. A third smaller haystack also was destroyed.