Imperial Valley firefighters called to Mariposa County to battle a brush fire have been released by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and will be coming home.
Imperial County's "strike team one," made up of 21 firefighters from the El Centro, Calexico, Brawley, Calipatria and Imperial County fire departments, was providing structure protection at the "Creek Fire" in Mariposa County, making sure flames were kept from homes.
Imperial Valley firefighters were asked to join in battling the blaze just after 4 a.m. Tuesday.
El Centro Fire Chief Charles Beard, in charge of organizing the local strike teams, said " strike team one" is expected home today.
"Strike team two," made up of firefighters from the Holtville, Naval Air Facility El Centro and city of Yuma fire departments, along with crews from Calipatria and Centinela state prisons, remained on alert during the peak of the blaze but was not called to the "Creek Fire."