HOLTVILLE — Fire officials here today were continuing to investigate the cause of a brush fire that occurred along the Alamo River on Wednesday, threatening homes and businesses.
Holtville fire Capt. Alex Silva said a cause of the fire had yet to be determined, but he said the Fire Department is following leads called in to the department.
When asked if the fire is being examined as an arson, Silva said arson is always a possibility but no such determination had been made as of this morning.
The brush fire burned a quarter-mile stretch of river bottom along the Alamo near Highway 115.
Imperial County fire officials said there were homes and some businesses in the area of the fire, which erupted Wednesday evening.