CALIPATRIA — A brush fire that burned about 20 acres here, two separate car fires and a fire assistance call kept this city's Fire Department busy throughout most of the day.
Fire Chief Chris Hall said, "Yesterday was a pretty busy day for all the fire departments in the Imperial Valley, including us."
Hall said the department received a call about 6:30 p.m. regarding a brush fire near Albright and Dale roads southwest of the city.
He said Calipatria firefighters responded with only one engine because two of the department's engines were already at a river-bottom fire in Holtville, but county fire crews from Niland, Brawley and Westmorland assisted the Calipatria department. Calipatria State Prison fire crews showed up to assist after they were released from the Holtville fire.